Accrington

WM 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: Undefined

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

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 1
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

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

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Ashlar
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

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.

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