World War I Soldier - Eccles, UK
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N 53° 28.965 W 002° 20.328
30U E 543876 N 5926178
Quick Description: This bronze carving of a World War i British Infantry man is on the face of the Eccles stone cenotaph.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/18/2020 8:29:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM123KZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member blackjack65
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Long Description:
The cenotaph made from Portland Stone surmounted by a bronze statue stands on a three step base. It was erected in 1925 and was amended after the Second World War to also commemorate that war.

The relief carving is underneath a carving of the word PAX in the stone of the cenotaph.

The soldier is wearing a helmet, uniform jacket, trousers, socks and boots and is standing in mourning pose with head bowed and rifle reversed.
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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 8/15/1925

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Where is this sculpture?:
Eccles Cenotaph
Church Street
Eccles, Greater Manchester United Kingdom
M30 0TU

Sculptors Name: John Cassidy RBS

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