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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bradford
Town
Queensbury
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR ALAN HAINSWORTH, MESSRS W PRIESTLEY AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02nd September 1922
    Attended by: COL C HERBERT FOSTER TD JP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 14th May 1950
    Attended by: MAJ L E A FOSTER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28748
Current location

VILLAGE CENTRE
High St (a 647)
Queensbury
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD13
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 101 302
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TALL OCTAGONAL GOTHIC PLINTH AND SHAFT SURMOUNTED BY SMALL EARLY ENGLISH AND GOTHIC CROSS. PLINTH HAS ARCHED TRACERIED SIDES WITH FOLIATED SPANDRELS, FRAMED BY CLUSTERED COLLONNETTES WITH FOLIATED CAPITALS. BEHIND IS CONCAVE WALL WITH SIX TABLETS OF NAMES
Inscription
(ON CROSS) TO THE/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ QUEENSBURY/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1918/ AND/ 1939 - 1945/ UNVEILED BY LT COL C H FOSTER T.D. J.P. SEP 2 1922/ 1939 - 1945 UNVEILED BY MAJOR L.E.A. FOSTER ON MAY 14 1950 (AROUND THE TOP OF THE SIX NAME TABLETS) AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM (UNDER THE SIX TABLETS) ROLL OF QUEENSBURY MEN WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 AND 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 116
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 6500MM, width 1800MM
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Local
Listing information
  • 1ST AND 2ND WORLD WAR MEMORIAL AT JUNCTION WITH GRANBY STREET
  • 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
RECENTLY CLEANED ACCORDING TO 1997 REPORT. CONSERVATION NOTE: SECTIONS OF THE MEMORIAL JOINED BY A 12FT COPPER ROD ACCORDING TO NEWSPAPER REPORT OF UNVEILING.
Costs

Site: £1200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
BRADFORD CITY COUNCIL

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