Casualties at the unveilling of Ashton-under-Lyne War Memorial

Discussion in 'Memorials & Cemeteries' started by morten, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. morten

    morten Member

    Ashton-under-lyne (Lancashire) WW1 memorial was unveilled in 1922. Thirty eight bronze panels contain 1,512 names of local men who gave their life for King & Country. A crowd of around 20,00 people gathered to watch General Sir Ian Hamilton unveil the memorial on September 16 1922, but disaster struck when a viewing platform collapsed injuring 40 people, some seriously.

    It is a very impressing monument::cool:

    Anyone researching men from Ashton?
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  3. morten

    morten Member

    Wonderful! :D

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