Rawtenstall

WM reference
13245
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : September 1915
Current location

RAWTENSTALL CEMETERY
Rawtenstall
Rossendale
Lancashire
England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 810 240
Denomination: Undefined

Description

ON PLAIN SQUARE PLINTH AND THREE STEPPED BASE

Inscription

Front of plinth: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF RAWTENSTALL/ WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1918/ HE WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH IN VICTORY AND THE/ LORD GOD WILL WIPE AWAY TEARS FROM OFF THEIR FACES/ (NAMES) On front of top step of base: THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY CARRIE WHITEHEAD, SEPT 1915,/ THAT IT MIGHT BE SOME COMFORT TO THOSE WHO LOST MEN VERY DEAR TO THEM On front of second step of base: (NAMES) On front of bottom step of base: (NAMES) Left side of plinth: (NAMES) Right side of plinth: (NAMES) Back of plinth: (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 332
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 332
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: September 1915
Attended by: MISS CARRIE WHITEHEAD JP

History

LISTED GRADE II (AUGUST 1999) FULLY RESTORED IN AUTUMN 1998

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

ROSSENDALE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/07/09/earliest-first-world-war-memorial/

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