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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Calderdale
Town
Ripponden
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Helliwell & Shaw
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1920
    Attended by: Lt. Col. Walker DSO of Mirfield
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th November 1920
    Attended by: Rev O F Aston, Vicar of Ripponden
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2626
Current location

Junction of Rochdale Road and Oldham Road
Ripponden
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX6 4DN
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 03893 19739
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone figure of a soldier holding a bayonet surmounts square-set stone plinth. Plinth bears names and inscription in incised black lettering. Stepped stone base.
Inscription
ERECTED IN DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO FOUGHT FOR US IN PROUD MEMORY OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON 1914-1919/ (Names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acland, Harry
Armitage, Frank
Bailey, Joe
Berry, Arthur
Berry, James Harold
Bottomley, John William
Burton, John Benjamin
Collinson, John
Cox, William John
Crowther, Ebison
See details for all 61 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1670mm, height 2400mm, width 1670mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL OPPOSITE RIPPONDEN POST OFFICE
  • 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
Repaired and bayonet replaced August 2004. A replica of the original bayonet was made by Douglas Blackhall, engineer and chairman of Blackhall Engineering, using stainless steel plate and teak.
Costs

Memorial: £222:8:0

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Soyland UDC
Reference
  • 801
  • Hebden Bridge Times & Gazette 5 Dec 1919 (p.8)
  • Hallifax Weekly Guardian 6 Dec 1919 (p.3) 6 Nov 1920 (p.2) 13 Nov 1920
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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