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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Calderdale
Town
Sowerby
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st May 1921
    Attended by: Bishop Frobsham, Vicar of Halifax and local clergy and digintaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st May 1921
    Attended by: Cllr. Samuel Harrison (JP and Chairman of U.D.C.)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2860
Current location

North aisle
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Avenue
Sowerby
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX6 1HB
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 04300 23300
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
White marble tablet with inscription flanked by two columns which support, cornice and swan necked pediment. Inscription in black lettering. Whole is mounted onto a slate backboard Wreath with garland below it in relief at the top centre of the tablet. Incised gilded cross above the inscription.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND HALLOWED MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR KING, COUNTRY AND/ HONOUR IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ (names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Balmforth, William
Barraclough, Emsley A
Barraclough, Joe
Barrett, Charlie
Barrett, William
Bates, Reginald
Bottomley, John W
Bottomley, Percy
Carter, John T
Cartwright, George
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank,forename, surname
    Order of information: Rank,forename
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 3000mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1740mm, width 1040mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Vicar and church wardens
Reference
  • Halifax Weekly Guardian, 28th May 1921 - p5 and p10
  • Records of St. Peter's , Sowerby , at the records office at Wakefield.

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