Barrow In Furness Cenotaph

Current location

Barrow Central Public Park,Barrow In Furness,Barrow In Furness,Cumbria,England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 203 699
Denomination: Unknown

Description

STONE PLATFORM ACCESSIBLE BY STEPS WITH A LARGE BASE AND PLAQUES SURMOUNTED BY WIDE SQUARE COLUMN. WW2 PLAQUES ON RAILINGS AROUND THE MEMORIAL PLATFORM. BRONZE WREATH ON EACH FACE NEAR TOP BRONZE RELIEF OF MOURNING SOLDIER, HEAD BOWED WITH UPTURNED IN FRONT OF TWO CROSSED FLAGS

Inscription

WW1- ON THE CENOTAPH ITSELF On the Stone of the Cenotaph-AD 1914-1919 On the Corners between the plaques are bronze panels depicting- SW Corner- A Soldier & the words PRO PATRIA SE Corner -Liberty NE Corner-An Angel and the words DEUS VOLENTE NW Corner- A Soldier and the words PRO REGE North Face-Upper Dedication Plaque- PRO DEO PRO PATRIA/TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/BARROW-IN-FURNESS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/”They served for Liberty-for Life they died”/THIS PANEL WITH THE ROLL OF HONOUR TABLETS/WAS PROVIDED BY THE INHABITANTS OF THE BOROUGH North Face-Lower Dedication Plaque- TO THE MEN & WOMEN OF/BARROW IN FURNESS/WHO DIED/AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION/1939-1945 Each of the three names plaques (South, east and west faces)-THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/[names in 5 columns] WW2 Panels- on Panels 1, 2, 4 to 8 and 10 to 12 are just names in 2 columns Panels 3 & 9 both read: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ALL SERVICE PERSONNEL/OF THIS BOROUGH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE 1939-1945 WAR/ALSO KOREA AND CYPRUS CAMPAIGNS/HAVING MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/LEST WE FORGET [ note that KOREA AND CYPRUS NAMES ARE INTERMINGLED with the WW2 names; the FIGURE BELOW for WW2 therefore includes Korea and Cyprus, also on Panel 1 is 1 WW1 name]

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
Order of information: surname,rank,regiment

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 268
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
Order of information: surname,rank,regiment,decorations

Subject / Period

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 6
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
Order of information: surname,rank,regiment

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 616
Served and returned: 0
Died: 616
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
Order of information: surname,rank,regiment,decorations

Component

Column
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listed?: No

Component

First World War memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 15 , height 840 , width 1835
Materials: Bronze-Each of 4 names plaques
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 10 , height 380 , width 730
Materials: Bronze-the 2 dedication plaques
Listed?: No

Component

Second World War memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 15 , height 600 , width 350
Materials: Bronze-each of 12 plaques
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: C1922
Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO

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

BARROW COUNCIL

Notes

All names for J Callow Records in separate file; sent in as single WP printout numbered 1 - 67

Reference

Illustrated London News 8 March 1924 p.398 Photograph of war memorial by night, 'Illustrated by electric lamps in the adjacent rockeries every evening.'

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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