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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Barrow In Furness
Town
Barrow-in-Furness
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Korean War (1950-1953), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 Nov 1921
    Attended by: Field Marshall Sir William R Robertson Bart GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
  • Presented
    Date: 11 Nov 1921
    Attended by: Mr G Mure Ritchie, chairman of the steel company
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 Nov 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2079
Current location

Barrow Central Public Park
Abbey Road
Barrow-in-Furness
Barrow In Furness
Cumbria
LA13 9BJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 20455 69755
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone platform accessible by steps with a large base and plaques surmounted by wide square column. WW2 plaques on railings around the memorial platform. Bronze wreath on each face near top. Bronze relief of mourning soldier, head bowed with upturned in front of two crossed flags.
Inscription
WW1- ON THE CENOTAPH ITSELF On the Stone of the Cenotaph-AD 1914-1919 On the Corners between the plaques are bronze panels depicting- SW Corner- A Soldier & the words PRO PATRIA SE Corner -Liberty NE Corner-An Angel and the words DEUS VOLENTE NW Corner- A Soldier and the words PRO REGE North Face-Upper Dedication Plaque- PRO DEO PRO PATRIA/TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/BARROW-IN-FURNESS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/”They served for Liberty-for Life they died”/THIS PANEL WITH THE ROLL OF HONOUR TABLETS/WAS PROVIDED BY THE INHABITANTS OF THE BOROUGH North Face-Lower Dedication Plaque- TO THE MEN & WOMEN OF/BARROW IN FURNESS/WHO DIED/AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION/1939-1945 Each of the three names plaques (South, east and west faces)-THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/[names in 5 columns] WW2 Panels- on Panels 1, 2, 4 to 8 and 10 to 12 are just names in 2 columns Panels 3 & 9 both read: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ALL SERVICE PERSONNEL/OF THIS BOROUGH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE 1939-1945 WAR/ALSO KOREA AND CYPRUS CAMPAIGNS/HAVING MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/LEST WE FORGET [ note that KOREA AND CYPRUS NAMES ARE INTERMINGLED with the WW2 names; the FIGURE BELOW for WW2 therefore includes Korea and Cyprus, also on Panel 1 is 1 WW1 name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 584
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 584
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname, forename
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 297
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 297
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 15 mm, height 840 mm, width 1835 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 15 mm, height 600 mm, width 350 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 850 mm, width 755 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 10 mm, height 380 mm, width 730 mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN PUBLIC PARK
  • 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
Costs

Site: NIL

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: The gift of Barrow Hematite Steel Company
Responsibility
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Reference

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