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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Scunthorpe
Town
Scunthorpe
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs James Beresford & Sons (Sculptor)
Messrs A E Walters (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 November 1926
    Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 November 1926
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2123
Current location

Scunthorpe Museum Gardens
Vicarage Gardens/ Oswald Road
Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe
Humberside
DN15 7BA
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 89166 10889
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Doncaster Rd
    Scunthorpe
    Scunthorpe
    Humberside
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Soldier and sailor both holding unfurling standard between them, surmounting tall pedestal. A wreath and a lion molded separately on a front pedestal. Winged bronze plaque representing the RAF during the Second World War also on front of pedestal.
Inscription
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1914-1918, 1939-1945 / BRITAIN WRITES THE EPITAPH - THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE / TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THE IRONSTONE AREA WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE, WE SHALL NOT SLEEP THOUGH POPPIES GROW IN FLANDERS FIELDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akester, Frederick Arthur
Akester, Herbert
Allen, Alexander Hugh
Allen, Cyril Sheldon
Altoft, John
Arrand, Edmund Bernard
Ashley, Charles Willis
Atkinson, Thorpe
Axe, Walter
Baker, John Francis Edgar
See details for all 457 names
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
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: depth 1400MM, height 5600MM, width 1400MM
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £696 18S 00D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Source: Image Library Published:ALAN SUTTON & SCUNTHORPE MUSEUMS SCUNTHORPE
  • Street Map of Scunthope, where marks indicate original, current and potential future locations of the War memorial.
  • Scunthorpe Telegraph, Veteran returns.
  • The Star, Saturday November 20th 1926, The Valiant of Scunthorpe, Cenotaph Unveiled.
  • The Lincolnshire Start, Nov 1926, page 27, To The Fallen, Scunthorpe's Memorial unveiled by general Sir Ian Hamilton.
  • Scunthorpe & District War Memorial, service booklet.
  • Scunthorpe In Old Photographs, David Taylor, Alan Sutton, Scunthorpe Museums, page 63.

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