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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Calderdale
Town
Pecket Well
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
D. Parker, Oldfield & Watson of Hebden Bridge
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd September 1923
    Attended by: Major H.H. Barker MP for Sowerby and Rev. A. Hanley-Smith
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2611
Current location

On top of Smeakings Hill overlooking Crimsworth Dene and valley of Hebden Water
Smeakings Hill
Pecket Well
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX7 7AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 99200 29100
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large stone obelisk surmounting square plinth. Plinth bears tablets with names and inscription. Rusticated masonry
Inscription
PARISH OF WADSWORTH/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE ALL AND IN GRATITUDE/ TO THOSE WHO OFFERED ALL/ FOR THE SACRED CAUSE/ OF WORLD PEACE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashworth, Thomas R
Ashworth, Willie
Bush, P C
Butler, Ben
Clay, Vernon H
Davies, Victor W
Dewhirst, Henry Wm
Fleming, Walter
Foster, George Wm
Gill, William
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Surname alphabetically
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 3050mm, height 12500mm, width 3050mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £624
Comments: Site gifted free of charge by the landowner Mr W.A. Bradford
Memorial: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wadsworth Parish Council
Reference
  • Halifax Weekly Guardian (29.9.23 - unveiling)

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