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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Copeland
Town
Millom
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Alec Miller of Campden, Dean John Brundrit of Ulverston, Fairbairn & Hull of Barrow
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 May 1925
    Attended by: Major General Sir Louis Vaughan of Bombay KBE CB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 May 1925
    Attended by: Dr West Watson, Bishop of Barrow
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3907
Current location

Square outside Millom Railway Station
A5093
Millom
Copeland
Cumbria
LA18 5AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 17204 80223
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Broad three stepped hexagonal base, surmounted by smaller two stepped hexagonal base, plinth, shaft and winged figure of St Michael slaying a dragon. Inscription in relief lettering on lower plinth. The upper plinth bears names for WW1. These are separated by three carved reliefs of service personnel, with badges above. The reliefs depict: (1) soldier in greatcoat and steel helmet standing at ease holding rifle with a shield with cross of St George above. (2) a seaman in sou'wester and boots holding a rope with a shield above with early sailing ship, derived from merchant navy badge. (3) Royal Naval seaman.
Inscription
on the base-TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF MILLOM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 on the 3 plaques-[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allday, E N
Allen, Jas A
Armstrong, T W
Arscott, W G
Atkinson, E
Atkinson, H E
Baker, W J
Benjamin, S
Bictar, W I Mckay
Boase, M
See details for all 213 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 213
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 213
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 910mm, width 360mm
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
  • 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
Summer 2018- Cleaning underway, and paths around the memorial to be replaced, funded by £20,000 of public donatiopns, organised by Friends of Millom War Memorial.
Costs

Comments: Donations included £50 from the Hodbarrow Mining Company and £100 from the Millom and Askham Haematite Mining Company. When tendered there were 54 names to inscribe, the final total of 211 added £29 to the cost.
Memorial: £587/10/-

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
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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