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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wakefield
Town
Ackworth
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05th September 1999
    Attended by: DOWAGER LADY ST OSWALD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29120
Current location

At the roadside at the end of Hawthorn Grove near the roundabout
Hawthorn Grove
Ackworth
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF7 7DB
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 43964 16197
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square plinth of stone blocks, ten courses high, with a pyramidal cap and surmounted by a small Celtic style Wheel Cross. On two-stepped base.
Inscription
DEDICATED TO THE PEOPLE OF/ ACKWORTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945/ THEY GAVE THEIR TOMORROW/ FOR OUR TODAY/ "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"/ TO THOSE WHO SUFFERED/ AS A RESULT OF SERVICE/ TO THE SPIRIT AND COURAGE/ OF THE PEOPLE/ OF THE 20TH CENTURY/ ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE AND FRIENDS/ OF ACKWORTH/ TO MARK THE MILLENNIUM/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Asquith, Harry
Beckett, Edwin
Boocock, Joseph
Breward, Ernest
Briggs, Arthur
Briggs, Edwin
Briscoe, Edwin
Burland, Edward
Burton, Harry
Burton, Herbert
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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