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ROCHDALE CREMATORIUM

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Lancashire
Identified Casualties:
55

Location Information

During the 1939-1945 War the last rite of cremation was accorded to 55 members of His Majesty's Forces at Rochdale Crematorium. This total is made up by 6 sailors, 35 soldiers, 13 airmen and 1 woman of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. The crematorium, owned by the Corporation, was opened in 1938, and is within the Rochdale Cemetery. The war dead who were cremated here are commemorated by name on a memorial screen wall of Stancliffe stone in the cemetery. This stands behind the Cross of Sacrifice. It bears an inscription which reads:-
THESE MEMBERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY AND WERE CREMATED HERE