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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Hyndburn
Town
Oswaldtwistle
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 27-06-2009
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14th January 1922
    Attended by: Major General Shoubridge C.O of the 42nd East Lancashire Division
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2100
Current location

At the crossroads of Rhyddings Street and Union Road
Rhyddings Street
Oswaldtwistle
Hyndburn
Lancashire
BB5 3ER
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 74054 27582
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by Cornish granite obelisk with bronze figure upon it. Two ships prows project from the pedestal. On the center plinth are two solider's, one of whom stands as he protects his wounded comrade. On the prow of the ships stand small bronze winged figure each representing the Royal Navy and the RAF. Mounted on the obelisk is a bronze winged figure of Victory standing on a globe at her feet is a bronze laurel wreath. The inscription is in gold around the base.
Inscription
(6 O'clock face) GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN / THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIEND' S JOHN XV / ERECTED BY / PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / TO THE HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF THIS TOWN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / (3 o'clock face) 1939 - 1945 / TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / WORLD WAR / ALSO THOSE WHO DIED IN THE / KOREAN WAR / 1950 - 1953
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Oswaldtwistle 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
Costs

Site: £3,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Hyndburn Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • A list of 271 names was published in the Accrington Observer on 17 January 1922

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