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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kirklees
Town
Heckmondwike
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24595
Current location

THE GREEN
Heckmondwike
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 210 230
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
OCTAGONAL BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH AND BLOMFIELD-STYLE CROSS. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH AND ON THE BASE BRONZE SWORD OF SACRIFICE ON FRONT FACE
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 - 1919/ TO THE GLORY/ OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF HECKMONDWIKE/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN/ FREEDOM/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER/ SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN/ 1939 1945/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF HECKMONDWIKE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE OTHER FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackeroyd, John
Ackroyd, Louis
Aitkin, Albert
Allen, Ernest
Allen, George
Archer, James
Armitage, Lothair
Aspin, Horace
Bartle, Fredrik De Forge
Batley, Fred
See details for all 157 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 157
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 157
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 57
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 57
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
C 1994: MEMORIAL CLEANED 1999: MEMORIAL CLEANED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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