Men Of Fleetwood - WW1 And WW2

Our reference
42701
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 22nd October 1927

Current location

FLEETWOOD MEMORIAL PARK,Park Av,Fleetwood,Wyre,Lancashire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 320 470
Denomination: Unknown

Description

CIRCULAR PLINTH WITH CHAMFERED BASE ON OCTAGONAL STEP. PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY ROMANESQUE FIGURE. WWI INSCRIPTION INCISED ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH AND ON THE BASE. TABLETS WITH WWII NAMES ARE FIXED TO BASE AND TO FOUR FLOWER PLANTERS WHICH ARE PLACED AT CORNERS OF BASE STEP. ROMANESQUE FIGURE STANDS WITH RIGHT ARM RAISED, HOLDING A POLE WITH ETERNAL FLAME AT THE TOP. IN HIS LEFT HAND HE HOLDS A COILED SNAKE (?). HE WEARS A LAUREL GARLAND ON HIS HEAD. AN UNKNOWN FIGURE IS CARVED IN LOW RELIEF ABOVE THE WW1 DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION

Inscription

AROUND TOP OF THE PLINTH: FOR FREEDOM LOVING BRITONS, THE BELOVED ONES DIED FOR US 6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ FLEETWOOD WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1918/ AND IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE WHO SHARED/ ITS DANGER OTHER FACES: (NAMES) AROUND BASE OF PLINTH: TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH, BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH. MAN MUST STILL STRIVE, PRINCIPLES DO NOT APPLY THEMSELVES (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN) LOWER BASE: 1939 - 1945 TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO CONTINUED THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND CHRISTIAN WAY OF LIFE/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 190
Served and returned: 0
Died: 190
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,decorations
Order of information: surname,decorations

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 330
Served and returned: 0
Died: 330
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
Order of information: surname,forename,decorations

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 22nd October 1927
Attended by: Admiral Sir William Edmund Goodenough GCB MVO

History

2009: further vandalism 2001: some graffiti is on the memorial.

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

Unknown or N/A

Reference

FOR WW2 ADDITIONS. IN FLEETWOOD LIBRARY

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

The Times 24th October 1927, p.9 col.g

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