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Memorial details

Memorial type
Bells or bell tower
District
Bradford
Town
Bradford
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28877

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Current location

St Peter's Cathedral
Stott Hill
Bradford
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 4EH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 16695 33265
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tenor bell with associated brass plaque. The plaque inscription is topped by 3 engraved angels.
Inscription
(ON PLAQUE) THE TENOR BELL IN THE/ TOWER WAS GIVEN BY/ JOHN AND EMILY EMSLEY/ IN PROUD AND LOVING/ MEMORY OF THE DEAR AND/ ONLY SON CAPTAIN JOHN/ ALFRED EMSLEY, ADJUTANT/ 2 - 6TH WEST YORKS. REGT/ MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES/ WHO DIED 1ST DECR. 1918/ WE DREAMED GREAT THINGS/ OF YOU/ GOD INTERVENED AND SO/ THE DREAM CAME TRUE (ON BELL) TO THE GLORY OF GOD, BRADFORD CATHEDRAL 1921/ THIS PEAL OF TEN BELLS WAS RECAST IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ WILLIAM STANTON JONES VICAR/ ARTHUR WELLESLEY WARD, JOHN EDWARD HOLDSWORTH, CHURCHWARDENS/ THIS BELL WAS GIVEN BY MR JOHN EMSLEY IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN J A EMSLEY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Emsley, John Alfred
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, relationships, additional, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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