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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Kirklees
Town
Birkby
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Hart Son Peard & Co Ltd (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2nd April 1921
    Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29202
Current location

Norman Park
Halifax Old Road
Birkby
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
HD2 2SH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 14084 18400
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY SERVICEMAN STANDING AT EASE. NAMES INSCRIBED ON THREE PANELS WREATH ABOVE INSCRIPTION TEXT ON FRONT FACE
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT/ HAS BEEN ERECTED BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ FROM THE FARTOWN AND/ BIRKBY DISTRICTS WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ FOR GOD AND KING AND HOME/ THEY GAVE THEIR ALL/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY/ GENERAL SIR IAN HAMILTON GCB GCMG DSO/ ON SATURDAY APRIL 2 1921/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainley, H Mc
Allott, W C
Anderson, K
Appleyard, H H
Aston, H N
Atkinson, C
Bailey, W
Bairslow, F
Bairstow, G
Balmford, A
See details for all 242 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 242
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 242
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname and initials
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Fartown and Birkby war memorial
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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