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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Kirklees
Town
Cleckheaton
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir George James Frampton RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1922
    Attended by: Lt Col A L Mowat DSO MC, late 1/4th Bn Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29207
Current location

Town Centre
Park
Town centre
in centre of park.
Cleckheaton
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 18962 25597
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large obelisk around 8 metres high with life size figures on top. The whole stands on an elegant carved plinth with and arched cap stone, on a square two stepped base. This stands on a raised octagonal platform around the edge of which are the ww1 name plaques. In front of the memorial is a low wall with WW2 plaques. Portland stone.
Inscription
FRONT: HONOUR TO THE/ IMMORTAL DEAD/ THAT GREAT WHITE COMPANY/ OF SHINING SOULS WHO/ GAVE THEIR YOUTH THAT/ THE WORLD MIGHT GROW OLD IN PEACE/ AT THE GOING/ DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL THINK OF/ THEM/ MCMXIV - MCMXVIII/ (AROUND PLINTH) FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) (FRONT OF WALLED BASE) URBAN DISTRICT OF SPENBOROUGH/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED/ BY/ LT COL ALFRED L MOWAT D.S.O. M.C./ ON THE 11TH NOVEMBER 1922/ REVERSE: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL THINK OF THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, C
Adams, A
Addy, E
Aked, T H
Akers, F
Alderson, F
Alderson, F
Alderson, N
Allott, E
Ambler, G H
See details for all 581 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 508
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 508
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 221
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 221
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 25FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN KING EDWARD VII MEMORIAL PARK
  • 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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