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              ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE


The memorial structure echoes and reinforces this hierarchy of thought. The names of the 1,512 dead are listed alphabetically on thirty-eight bronze panels. Above are two bronze lions representing the British Empire, one in combat with the serpent of evil, the other having triumphantly crushed it. Atop the central column is a bronze group depicting a wounded soldier holding a spray of laurel and passing a sword of justice to a standing female figure representing Peace.