Accrington

Our reference
601
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 01 July 1922

Current location

OAK HILL PARK,Oak Hill Park,Accrington,Hyndburn,Lancashire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 750 280
Denomination: Unknown

Description

TALL OBELISK MOUNTED ON MASSIVE PEDESTAL. BEHIND IT IS A WALL FOR THE FALLEN OF WW2 CARVED FEMALE GRIEF HOLDING WREATH AND PALM ON MAIN FACE OF OBELISK. IONIC PILLASTERS ON EITHER SIDE. LISTED GRADE II.

Inscription

FRONT: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF ACCRINGTON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / THIS LAND INVIOLATE / THEIRS THE GLORY REAR: NORTHERN / IRELAND / (NAME) / FALKLANDS / CAMPAIGN 1982 / (NAMES) WALL: LET US REMEMBER THOSE WHO IN THEIR LIVES FOUGHT AND DIED FOR US IN MEMORIAM 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Northern Ireland
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 1
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 173
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

Falklands Conflict (1982)
Total names on memorial: 2
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 2
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 865
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 865
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Ashlar
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Slate
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 01 July 1922
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Costs

Site: £6885
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

HYNDBURN BOROUGH COUNCIL

Notes

PRESS REPORT DESCRIBES FIGURE AS 'MATERNITY MOURNING FOR HER CHILDREN'

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 140/41 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Roll of Honour, printed 1919.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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