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War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial

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A group of five soldiers in full equipment coming out of a dug-out and launching an attack. The group surmounts a rectangular base, containing a chamber, which originally had two sets of bronze bronze doors. In the 1950s one of these was removed and a mechanised roll of honour book placed in the front face on the memorial. There are also associated bronze plaques attached to the wall of the church immediately behind the memorial.

War Memorial


bronze & granite


H 427 x W 330 x D 330 cm;
Plinth: H 380 x W 335 x D 335 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

War memorial


Oldham Borough Council


Oldham Borough Council

Work status


Listing status

Grade II* (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

28th April 1923

Listing date



at all times

Signature/marks description

on plinth: Albert Toft Sc

Inscription description

over doors: MORS JANUA VITAE / 1914-1918 (death is the gate of life); opposite side: TO GOD BE THE PRAISE


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Located at

Yorkshire Street, Oldham


Located at the junction of Church Terrace with Yorkshire Street.