The Preston Cenotaph – a monument built to commemorate deceased persons whose remains lay elsewhere - was constructed outside the Preston Town Hall at 360 High Street, in 1923.
It was built to commemorate fallen service people from the First World War and paid for by public subscription. The inscription on the monument reads:
‘Erected by the Citizens in honour of the residents who served in the Great War 1914-1918 for King and Empire’.
Underneath the arch there is a second smaller monument. The plaque on this monument reads:
‘Dedicated to the memory of the citizens of the City of Preston who gave their lives and those who served their country during the Second World War 1939-45 and conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam’.
City of Preston (1994). Commemorative Council meeting: Monday, 9 May 1994. Preston.