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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Hyndburn
Town
Great Harwood
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Falklands Conflict (1982), Korean War (1950-1953), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
Maker
MESSRS WILLIAM FITZPATRICK, MESSRS WILLIAM FITZPATRICK
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2nd October 1926
    Attended by: Maj Gen Sir Neil Malcolm KCB CB DSO; Mrs Ormerod
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th August 2004
    Attended by: Members of Royal British Legion, soldier's family members
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2nd October 1926
    Attended by: Rev A F Johnson, MA, Vicar of Great Harwood
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3304
Current location

Memorial Park
Church Lane
Great Harwood
Hyndburn
Lancashire
BB6 7PT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 73460 32989
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by plinth and obelisk. Inscription in black lettering on the sides of the plinth and base of the obelisk.
Inscription
Around the base of the obelisk: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM (6 O'clock face): TO OUR / GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ 1914 1918/ AND/ 1939 1945/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM/ THIS TOWN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR, AS A THANK OFFERING FOR THOSE/ WHO SERVED IN THE WAR AND HAVE BEEN RESTORED TO/ THEIR HOMES, AND AS A PERPETUAL REMINDER OF FOUR/ YEARS OF GREAT ANXIETY AND SORROW WHICH WE/ SHARED TOGETHER AND OF THE GLORIOUS VICTORY WHICH/ BY THE MERCY OF GOD FINALLY CROWNED OUR ARMS. (9 O'clock face): 1939 - 1945 / (Names) (12 O'clock face): MALAYA/ 1948-1960/ (Name)/ KOREA 1950-1953/ (Name)/ FALKLANDS CAMPAIGN 1982/ (Name)/ (Names) (3 O'clock face): (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, E
Ainsworth, J N
Allen, G
Altham, F
Arkwright, J
Ashcroft, R
Ashworth, A
Ashworth, E
Ashworth, H
Atterbury, L
See details for all 371 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 372
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 372
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
Listing information
Condition
History
1992: lettering repaired Aug. 2004: Name of R A Clark, killed in Malaya, added to memorial. April 2008: Vandals have damaged the shelter by smashing the walls and roof.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
HYNDBURN BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Lancashire Evening Telegraph 10 August 2004 p.7

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