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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Wakefield
Town
Normanton
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29167
Current location

Next to obelisk 29166
Haw Hill Park
Castleford Road
Normanton
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF6 2DR
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 38803 22953
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone brick gateway (12 high) with flanking walls built at an inward facing angle , with mounted plaques , WW1 left and WW2 right. The plaques are of cast bronze and are of similar style .Within a narrow foliate border, at top centre is a badge denoting the three arms of service , combining a sword , anchor and eagle ie Royal Army , Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Then the dedication and below that the names , in six columns. Inscribed is the wording "This tablet records the names of the men of Normanton who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country and to whose memory is dedicated"
Inscription
WORLD WAR /1914 - 1918/THIS TABLET RECORDS THE NAMES OF THE MEN OF NORMANTON/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY, AND TO WHOSE MEMORY IT IS DEDICATED/ (names) WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ THIS TABLET RECORDS THE NAMES OF THE MEN OF NORMANTON/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY, AND TO WHOSE MEMORY IT IS DEDICATED/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, H L
Adamson, J S
Akester, H
Akester, W
Allerton, K
Allsebrook, J W
Ambler, E
Ambler, G H
Ambler, J
Appleby, W
See details for all 345 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 270
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 270
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials
    Order of information: alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 76
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials
    Order of information: alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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