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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Copeland
Town
Egremont
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
C W COOMBES, H H Martyn and Co.
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 October 1922
    Attended by: Colonel RJ Woulf Flanagan, East Lancs & Border Infantry Brigade
  • Rededicated
    Date: 9 Nov 1952
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 Nov 1952
    Attended by: Mr Jack Graham
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 October 1922
    Attended by: Rev W Thwaites, Rector
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2965
Current location

Market Place
Main Street
Egremont
Copeland
Cumbria
CA22 2AE
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 01039 10605
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped base surmounted by a square pedestal in 3 stages and a figure of a soldier wearing a cap and backpack and standing at ease, which is on a roughly cast base. He rests his hands on his reversed rifle. The memorial stands on a small traffic island with low metal railings placed around the edge. The inscription is in black lettering on the sides of the plinth. Names for WW2 have been placed on two tablets set into a cut out section of the upper step on the 3 and 9 o'clock faces of the memorial.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THE GREAT WAR /1914-1918./ IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED/ "IN FREEDOM'S FIGHT/ TO RESCUE RIGHT." 3 and 9 o'clock face: (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names) 12 o'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allott, L
Andrewartha, G
Barbour, J
Barton, J
Bawden, R
Baxter, R B
Bell, L
Benn, W A
Bigrigg, J
Borrowdale, J
See details for all 147 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 120
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 120
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth 600mm, height 1950mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1190-935mm, height 1700mm, width 1190-935mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3125mm, height 230mm, width 3125mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 2365mm, height 390mm, width 2365mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 100mm, height 500mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AND RAILINGS TO ENCLOSURE
  • 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
Reference

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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