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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Craven
Town
High Bentham
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29605
Current location

6
Town Hall
Station Road near Main Street junction
High Bentham
Craven
North Yorkshire
LA2 7LF
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 66760 69231
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular plaque
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ HIGH AND LOW BENTHAM/ WHO FELL IN THE TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamthwaite, J
Atkinson, J
Autin, J
Bargh, C
Beck, C
Bell, J
Bolton, M
Botley, S C
Briscow, E W
Bunsfield, H
See details for all 74 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 760mm, width 1070mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • Bentham News Issue 362, December 2016, pages 20-22-for a full biography of William Henry Pollard (a WW1 casualty), also for a long article about the 33 WW1 Conc. Objectors from Bentham. Nine of these 33 were absolutists including 4 brothers-William, James, John and Stephen Towler of Foss Bank Farm, Tatham Fells and Mewith Head Hall, Bentham-Methodists and Quakers.
  • www.documentingdissent.org.uk/objectors/ (for more about Fred Crossley, CO from Bentham)

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