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Memorial details

Memorial type
Tower
District
Kirklees
Town
Dewsbury
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
ERIC ARTHUR, C WHITEHEAD AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6th September 1924
    Attended by: LT General Sir Walter P Braithwaite
  • Rededicated
    Date: 20 May 2012
    Attended by: Mayor of Kirklees, Counsellor Eric Firth
  • Dedicated
    Date: 06th September 1924
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29119
Current location

CROWS NEST PARK
Heckmondwike Road
Dewsbury
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
WF13 2SG
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 23338 21409
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Base surmounted by round tower with internal vault and piers supporting a capitol. In the centre is a tripod candle holder. Doorway on one side of the memorial with decorative grille. Whole stands on a large paved base with three steps leading up to it. WW2 names placed on a low wall on either side of the base Dewsbury coat of arms carved in relief above the dedicatory inscription
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: THIS MONUMENT WAS/ ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE/ FOR ALL TIME/ THE NAMES OF THE MEN OF/ THIS ANCIENT BOROUGH/ KILLED/ DURING THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1919 1939 - 1945/ FECIT EOS IN GENTEM UNAM 12 O'CLOCK FACE: HONOUR/ LOVE DUTY/ SACRIFICE OTHER FACES: (NAMES) WALL: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, J A
Adcock, C W
Ainley, T
Ainsworth, G
Airey, W
Allott, A
Allott, W
Appleyard, J
Archer, E
Archer, F
See details for all 1070 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1070
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1070
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 216
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 216
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: height C 7000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIAL IN CROW NEST PARK, 100 YARDS SOUTH OF BOOTHROYD GATE
  • 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
GRAFITTI ON THE MEMORIAL BUT OTHERWISE IN GOOD CONDITION
Costs

Site: £5,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
KIRKLEES METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection A sailor who died in an accident in WW2 has been added to the memorial - source from Royal Naval Association July 2012

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