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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Calderdale
Town
Luddenden Foot
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 7th July 1951
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2625
Current location

Holmes Park
Station Road
Luddenden Foot
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX2 6DJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 03684 24987
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rough-hewn stone obelisk with chiselled margins set on a square plinth bearing an inscription and names. Memorial stands on four-stepped rock-faced stone base. Backing the obelisk is a stepped dressed stone wall bearing tablets commemorating the WW2 fallen.
Inscription
Obelisk: IN/ MEMORY OF/ LUDDENDEN FOOT MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTIONS/ JULY 1921/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS REVERENTLY TRANSFERRED FROM "THE MOUNT OF REMEMBRANCE" IN ACCORDANCE WITH PUBLIC MANDATE AND BY VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION REDEDICATED 7TH JULY 1951./ (Names)/ THEY SLEEP WITH ENGLAND'S HEROES IN THE WATCHFUL CARE OF GOD Wall: THIS MEMORIAL GARDEN/ WAS PROVIDED BY/ VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION/ IN SACRED MEMORY OF/ LUDDENDEN FOOT MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ THESE GAVE THEIR BEST/ SO WE OUR BEST SHOULD GIVE/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderson, William
Baker, R T
Barrett, Charles
Boardall, Edgar
Calvert, Willie
Carroll, John
Carroll, Michael
Cavanagh, William
Dunford, Robert
Essam, Charles
See details for all 62 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 62
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 62
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname (some names out of order)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 5500mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • 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
History
2007 - Listed Grade 11
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • 721

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