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Oswaldtwistle

WM reference
2100
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Rededicated : 27-06-2009
  • Unveiled : 14th January 1922
Current location

At the crossroads of Rhyddings Street and Union Road
Rhyddings Street
Oswaldtwistle
Hyndburn
Lancashire
BB5 3ER
England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 74054 27582
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Three stepped base surmounted by Cornish granite obelisk with bronze figure upon it. Two ships prows project from the pedestal. On the center plinth are two solider's, one of whom stands as he protects his wounded comrade. On the prow of the ships stand small bronze winged figure each representing the Royal Navy and the RAF. Mounted on the obelisk is a bronze winged figure of Victory standing on a globe at her feet is a bronze laurel wreath. The inscription is in gold around the base.

Inscription

(6 O'clock face) GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN / THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIEND' S JOHN XV / ERECTED BY / PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / TO THE HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF THIS TOWN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / (3 o'clock face) 1939 - 1945 / TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / WORLD WAR / ALSO THOSE WHO DIED IN THE / KOREAN WAR / 1950 - 1953

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Detail
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listed?: No

Component

Obelisk
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II*
Comments: N/A

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 27-06-2009
Attended by: Undefined

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 14th January 1922
Attended by: Major General Shoubridge C.O of the 42nd East Lancashire Division

Costs

Site: £3,500
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

Hyndburn Borough Council

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

A list of 271 names was published in the Accrinton Observer on 17 January 1922

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