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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
York
Town
York
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th April 1938
    Attended by: RT HON EARL OF HAREWOOD KC GCVO DSO TD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30888
Current location

DRILL HALL OF TA CENTRE
Colliergate
York
York
North Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 605 520
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
SET OF FIVE WOODEN BOARDS WITH REMAINS OF WOODEN CROSS SET IN THE CENTRE PANELS 2 AND 3 HAVE THE REGIMENTAL BADGES OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. SMALL BADGE ALSO AT THE TOP OF THE ORIGINAL CROSS
Inscription
(BOARD 1) 1914 1919/ 1939 1945/ NEC ASPERA TERRENT (BOARD 2) THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT/ (THE PRINCE OF WALES OWN) NEC ASPERA TERRENT/ (BATTLE HONOURS 1695 - 1902) (BOARD 3) THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT/ (THE PRINCE OF WALES OWN) NEC ASPERA TERRENT/ (BATTLE HONOURS 1914 - 1918) (BOARD 4)THIS CROSS/ ORIGINALLY/ ERECTED AT/ THIEPVAL IN/ 1917 ON THE/ SLOPES OF THE/ SCHWABEN/ REDOUBT/ AFTER THE/ FIRST BAT/-TLE OF THE/ SOMME WAS/ PLACED HERE/ 1923 (BOARD 5) IN PROUD/ MEMORY/ OF THE/ OFFICERS/ NCOS & MEN/ OF THE 5TH/ BATT THE/ WEST YORKS/ REGT (PWO)/ WHO DIED/ FOR KING &/ COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT/ WAR (BOARD 6) TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW/ THE TORCH; BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH/ IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE/ WE SHALL NOT SLEEP, THOUGH POPPIES GROW/ IN FLANDERS FIELDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, H
Abbott, J
Abrams, E
Acton, E J
Addy, E
Adkin, J
Airey, H W S
Airey, N G
Alcock, W
Alden, T
See details for all 1274 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1274
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1274
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 5000MM, width 5000MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT ASSOCIATION

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