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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Calderdale
Town
Elland
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th April 1921
    Attended by: Mr W. Hartley
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10th April 1921
    Attended by: Rev. A.E. Barber
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2701

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Current location

Southgate Methodist Church
Southgate Street
Elland
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX5 0EX
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 10981 20848
Denomination: Methodist

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Previous locations
  • Providence Congregational Church
    Beestonley Lane
    Stainland
    Calderdale
    West Yorkshire
    HX4 9PT
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SE 803 199
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
WW1 tablets are rectangular with the centre one having a rounded top and the lettering in black. The plaque for WW2 is of copper and rectangular in shape. All are now set in a cobbled outdoor area with the WW2 plaque set within a standing stone.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN/ LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE YOUNG MEN OF THIS/ CHURCH AND SCHOOL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ AND AS A TRIBUTE TO THOSE/ NAMED IN THE SIDE PANELS/ WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ IN ITS TIME OF NEED/ (Names) TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF THE YOUNG MEN/ OF THIS CHURCH & SCHOOL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ ALSO AS A TRIBUTE TO 68 YOUNG MEN & 15 YOUNG WOMEN/ WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME OF NEED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akroyd, Benjamin H
Akroyd, Edmund
Akroyd, Ernest
Akroyd, Harold
Akroyd, Joe
Akroyd, Leonard
Armitage, Ronald E
Ashness, John W
Bamforth, Frank
Bamforth, Harry
See details for all 152 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Rank, Forename
    Order of information: Random
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 147
    Served and returned: 125
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 480mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Copper
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 1150mm, width 1900mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hornshaw and Fowler, Calderdale War Dead, published privately in 1995, their memorial 520

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