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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wakefield
Town
Altofts
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29121
Current location

ENTRANCE TO ALTOFTS CEMETERY
Altofts Cemetery
Church Road
Altofts
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF6 2NN
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 37357 23800
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TALL PILLAR WITH HALF LENGTH LATIN CROSS IN HIGH RELIEF. ON SQUARE PLINTH AND THREE STEPPED BASE
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE GALLANT MEN OF/ ALTOFTS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ THIS TABLET RECORDS THE NAMES OF THE MEN OF ALTOFTS/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE SERVICE OF/ THEIR COUNTRY, AND TO WHOSE MEMORY IT IS DEDICATED/ (NAMES)/ "SONS OF THIS PLACE, LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD/ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO WHO LIVE MAY REAP/ A RICHER HARVEST, ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ambler, E
Armstrong, J J
Arnold, J W
Atack, H
Bednall, G
Beevers, M
Bell, T W
Blissett, P
Bradley, A
Brain, A
See details for all 71 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, INITIAL
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname, initial
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
SURVEYED BY WAKEFIELD DC APRIL 1999
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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