Oakenshaw

WM reference
28629
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 8 December 1920
Current location

Victoria Park
Cleckheaton Rd
Oakenshaw
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD12
England
OS Grid Ref.: SE 168 281
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Figure of a soldier wearing cap and greatcoat with large pack, in mourning pose with head bowed and rifle reversed. On square plinth with cornice and four stepped base. WW1 inscription on plinth with later wars inscribed on upper steps.

Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE SERVICES AND/ SACRIFICES RENDERED/ BY THE MEN OF/ OAKENSHAW-CUM-WOODLANDS/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ AND WAS UNVEILED ON/ DECEMBER 18TH 1920/ "GIVE PEACE TO THOSE WHO/ BROUGHT US PEACE"/ WITH THESE ALSO ARE REMEMBERED/ THE MEN OF THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Bakehan, A
Barraclough, D
Booth, W
Boyes, W H
Brooke, S
Burchill, J
Butterworth, S
Crossland, H
Crumbie, T
Culley, J
See details for all 41 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 46
Served and returned: 0
Died: 46
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 6
Served and returned: 0
Died: 6
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,year died,forename
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1070mm, width 720mm
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Base
Condition: Good
Measurements: width 1520mm
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 8 December 1920
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Costs

Site: £625
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

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Local Publication/Booklet Unknown/ December 1920 Bradford Observer Budget 17 with photograph of memorial in sculptors' workshop.

Reference

Other website http://www.sblha.com/vic_war.html

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