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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bradford
Town
Bradford
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
R L Bolton and Sons of Cheltenham (Sculptor)
Mr E Simpson of Manningham (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8th May 1921
    Attended by: Some of the children of the men who died
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28664
Current location

St Joseph's RC Church
Pakington Rd
Bradford
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD5 7LD
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 15998 31835
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Previous locations
  • Former St Anne's RC Church
    Guy St
    Broomfields
    Bradford
    West Yorkshire
    BD4 7BH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SE 16682 32491
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Elaborate framed wall panelling in a framework of Seaton stone. The bottom portion is executed in alternate courses of white Sicilian and vert d'eau marble. Two white marble tablets bear an inscription and the names of men of the parish who died in WW1, set out in five columns. The names of three parishioners who died in WW2 are also recorded.
Inscription
PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF/ THE 76 MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHOSE MEMORY IS HERE ENSHRINED/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ames, Chas
Ames, James
Archer, George
Belger, Harold
Bennett, Squire
Blake, Francis
Blessington, Edwin
Bradley, Walter
Brannan, Anthony
Brannan, Bernard
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 80
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 80
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Year died, forename, surname
    Order of information: Year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height c 366 cm, width c 213 cm
    Materials: Stone - Seaton
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Yorkshire Observer Budget, 13th May 1921

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