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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Holderness
Town
Withernsea
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16th April 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16th August 1920
    Attended by: MAJ W H CARVER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
35489
Current location

In small Memorial Garden on the Promenade
Central Promenade
Withernsea
Holderness
Humberside
HU19 2HH
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 34439 27722
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Small Latin Cross on octagonal shaft, square plinth and square three-stepped base. WW2 plaque angled on front steps . WW1 Plaques on either side of plinth.
Inscription
PLAQUE 1: TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF THOSE SIXTY-THREE MEN OF WITHERNSEA/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ AND OF THEIR COMRADES FROM THIS TOWNSHIP WHO IN OFFERING AN/ EQUAL SERVICE WERE NOT CALLED TO AN EQUAL SACRIFICE/ AUGUST 1920 PLAQUE 2: OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ (NAMES) PLAQUE 3: TO THE GREAT GLORY OF GOD/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS TOWN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arksey, S
Arksey, T E
Ashwell, W
Batty, J C
Beasey, J
Blain, J
Blakeney, G
Bohn, H
Bowron, H T
Brown, F J
See details for all 87 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 64
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 64
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 65
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 65
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 9FT 11", height 19FT, width 9FT 11"
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Withernsea Old 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
History
SURVEY DATED 1992 SHOWS MEMORIAL TO BE IN VERY POOR CONDITION. PRESUMABLY THIS WAS WHY IT WAS REPLACED BY NIWM 35487 IN 1994.
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 by MANN, MALCOLM K 173 - 175 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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