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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Leeds
Town
Morley
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
WALTER HENRY GILBERT, H H Martyn and Co.
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 May 1927
    Attended by: ALDERMAN JOSEPH KIRK
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 May 1927
    Attended by: REV C J BARTON MA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
148
Current location

Scatcherd Park
Queen Street
Morley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS27 8EE
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 26275 28021
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BRITANNIA HOLDING TRIDENT ALOFT IN RIGHT HAND SURMOUNTING SQUARE PEDESTAL, POSSIBLY HOLDING AN EAGLE WITH WINGS SPREAD IN HER LEFT HAND. BEHIND IS WALL BEARING NAME PANELS.
Inscription
ON PEDESTAL OF FIGURE: REMEMBER/ THE MEN OF THIS/ BOROUGH OF MORLEY/ WHO SEEKING THE/ WELFARE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR AND/ ARE NOW RESTING BEYOND THE SEAS ON WALL: / 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Charles
Ainsworth, Oliver
Akeroyd, John
Allen, David
Allmond, Francis E
Allsop, Charles R
Andrews, Dennis
Appleyard, Herbert
Appleyard, Norman
Armitage, John T
See details for all 452 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 453
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 453
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 110
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 110
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
1952, September: General Purpose Committee minute their decision not to spend funds on floodlighting the memorial. 1949, October: Wrights of Bradford appointed to cut the names of Second World War casualties. 1948, November: Morley Borough General Purpose Committee minutes record approval for the addition of Second World War names to the memorial. Names are to be gathered by the townhall and submitted by 1st January 1949.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Leeds City Council
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 1927
  • Council or Committee Minutes 1948-1952 Copies held at Morley Local Studies Archive

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