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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Calderdale
Town
Luddenden
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sutcliffe & Sutcliffe of Hebden Bridge
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 April 1923
    Attended by: Col. Sir Edward Whitley K.C.B.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 April 1923
    Attended by: Bishop Frodsham Vicar of Halifax
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2620
Current location

Between parish Church St Marys and the Lord Nelson public house.
15
High Street
Luddenden
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX2 6PX
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 04116 26190
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wheel cross in stone surmounting tapering plinth. Plinth bears carved inscription. Plinth stands on three stepped stone base. Stone wall erected behind bears bronze plaques with names. Enclosed in in semi-circular walled garden and flower beds. Brass plaques set into wall. Cross has celtic-style carving on head and shaft based on St Martins Cross , Iona..
Inscription
Base of cross: ERECTED IN HONOUR OF THE MEN/ OF MIDGLEY & LUDDENDEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ ALSO TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945 On step: AS GOLD IN THE FURNACE HATH HE TRIED THEM AND RECEIVED THEM AS A BURNT OFFERING On wall: THEY DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1914-1918/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackerley, Edvin
Ackerley, William
Ackerley, William Noel
Ackroyd, Matthew
Binns, Sam
Bolton, John
Breeze, James C M
Broadbent, George
Brooksbank, Leonard
Campbell, Clifford
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 6500MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 890MM, height 790MM, width 1250MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Halifax Weekly News - 30 April 1921 - 'Site fixed' - 20 May 1922 - 'Design Agreed' - 24 March 1923 - 'Unveilig date agreed' - 28 AprilL 1923 - 'Report of Unveiling' - 22 November 1947 - 'Plaque added'

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