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Wetherby

WM reference
2096
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 11/04/1922
  • Dedicated : 22/04/1922
Current location

The roadside on a road bridge over the river Wharfe.
Boston Rd
Wetherby
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS22 6LT
England
OS Grid Ref.: SE 40431 48035
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Winged victory holding wreath aloft in the left hand on a pedestal. There are small flanking lions mounted on the bridged wall of the pedestal. There are two bronze lions at the 3 and 9 O'clock faces of the plinth.

Inscription

IN HONOUR AND EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WETHERBY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 TO 1918 / THEY ALSO SERVED 1939 TO 1945 (Exact wording unknown)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 21
Served and returned: 0
Died: 21
Exact count: no
Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
Order of information: Rank

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 71
Served and returned: 0
Died: 71
Exact count: no
Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11/04/1922
Attended by: Rev. E. Dunn, Rev. H. Scott, Rev. R Pulleine, Rev W. Fidoe , Rt Hon Earl of Harewood KC GCVO DSO TD

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 22/04/1922
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries- Bishop of Knaresborough

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Leeds City council

Reference

1. 'Whatever the Wetherby' by G. G. Stead, Published by Write Stationers, Bank Street, Wetherby. 2. 'Wetherby: The History of a Yorkshire Market Town' by Robert Unwin, Published by Wetherby Historical Trust.

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