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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Bradford
Town
Oakenshaw
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
Maker
MESSRS WRIGHT AND SON (BRADFORD)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 December 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28629
Current location

Victoria Park
Cleckheaton Rd
Oakenshaw
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD12
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 168 281
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Figure of a soldier wearing cap and greatcoat with large pack, in mourning pose with head bowed and rifle reversed. On square plinth with cornice and four stepped base. WW1 inscription on plinth with later wars inscribed on upper steps.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE SERVICES AND/ SACRIFICES RENDERED/ BY THE MEN OF/ OAKENSHAW-CUM-WOODLANDS/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ AND WAS UNVEILED ON/ DECEMBER 18TH 1920/ "GIVE PEACE TO THOSE WHO/ BROUGHT US PEACE"/ WITH THESE ALSO ARE REMEMBERED/ THE MEN OF THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bakehan, A
Barraclough, D
Booth, W
Boyes, W H
Brooke, S
Burchill, J
Butterworth, S
Crossland, H
Crumbie, T
Culley, J
See details for all 41 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 46
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 1070mm, width 720mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: width 1520mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £625

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet Unknown/ December 1920 Bradford Observer Budget 17 with photograph of memorial in sculptors' workshop.
  • Other website www.sblha.com/vic_war.html

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