St Chad's, Kirkby

War Memorial

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The war memorial is ahead and to the left as you enter the churchyard through the lych gate, see the plan of the churchyard. Click here to view a photograph of the memorial.

Photos of the war memorial inscriptions taken by Dave Johnstone can also be requested by email, the files are too large to post them on the website.

The side of the memorial facing the lych gate has the following inscription:


To the honour of the men of/ this parish who went forth in/ these years of war to fight for God/ & King for justice & freedom/ & in thankful remembrance of/ those who returned not again.

Here is a list of all the names inscribed on the remaining three sides walking in an anti-clockwise direction around the monument (where known, I have included the location of the grave in brackets, this does not appear on the memorial):

Side 1 (for WWI):

Thomas Ashcroft (C154) Thomas Bromilow (C162)
Thomas Barlow (A696) Henry Brown
John Beesley Enoch Brown
Thomas Bennion (A104) Frank P Greener
Anthony Bolton Arthur Greener
Joseph Boyes Henry Hampson
Edward Bromilow W Percy Harrison
William Sloane

Side 2 (for WWII):


Edward Blackburn Frank Guest
William J Clark (C7?) Samuel Pickering (C122)
Giles L Copestake Frank H Reddicliffe
Ronald Glover Kenneth Taylor

Leslie C Walton

Side 3 (for WWI):

William Hesketh (C52) Peter G Owen (C128)
Joseph Hesketh (C52) Christopher Reynolds
Percy Hollinghurst Ernest Ronalds
James Houghton (A714) Francis Roscoe
Hon. Cecil Molyneux (B1) Isaac Tyrer (C53)
Charles Molyneux Thomas Weston
Cyril Oldershaw (A645) Ernest Whitfield

Fred Williams

After studying the inscriptions on the headstones in the churchyard, I have compiled this list of men who are not named on the war memorial (grave reference number is given first):

For further information, I recommend the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. As an example, this is part of the CWGC entry for the Honourable Cecil Molyneux:

Debt of Honour Register

In Memory of


R.N. H.M.S. "Lion.", Royal Navy

who died on
Wednesday 31 May 1916 .

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