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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Holderness
Town
Sunk Island
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
35331
Current location

Sunk Island Road
Sunk Island
Holderness
Humberside
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 26722 18970
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A cross and plinth mounted on a three-step base. The plinth bears inscription plaques, while against the base rests an additional plaque on an angled stone.
Inscription
(FRONT FACE) IN/ GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO DIED/ FOR GOD, KING & EMPIRE/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE. (LEFT AND RIGHT FACES) SERVED GOD, KING & EMPIRE/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ IN EVER/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES (ANGLED TABLET ON FRONT STEP) IN WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allinson, A
Atkinson, D
Binley, J E
Boyd, E
Boyd, G E
Briggs, H S
Brown, G S
Crowther, H
Dawson, H
Dawson, R
See details for all 40 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 32
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: rank,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Sunk Island War Memorial
  • 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
  • Yorkshire Heroes, Vol. I: A Journey from Hull to Withernsea Around Hornsea and Back to Hull Again, Malcolm Mann (1995), p. 63.

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