War Memorial #903 ~ Warrington Cenotaph
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Warrington Cenotaph War Memorial
A temporary war memorial was erected in Warrington for the Peace Day Celebrations in August 1919. Warrington Borough Council subsequently set up a war memorial committee in 1921 with the purpose of erecting a more permanent memorial; however, disagreements over the location of the memorial and a financial crisis meant a decision was delayed until May 1924 when plans were finally approved. The memorial was to the designs of the borough surveyor Andrew Kerr and consisted of an obelisk within an area of hard landscaping. It was unveiled in November 1925.
A screen wall was erected to the rear of the obelisk at a later date carrying bronze plaques with the names of the 1,161 local servicemen who died during the First World War. A further dedication was added commemorating the 435 local servicemen and 22 civilians who died during the Second World War.
Details of those who died in later conflicts have also been added over subsequent years.
To find the cache, first find the Burma Star Association - Warrington Branch plaque just to the north side of the obelisk. At the base of this plaque there is a date (Dedicated by their comrades).
Make this date AB CD EFGH.
The cache is hidden at N53 2A.E(H-A)H W002 3(D-A).AFB
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