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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Copeland
Town
Moor Row
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Thomas Preston (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 October 1921
    Attended by: Mr. H. A. Bonney B. A., Moor Row Primary School headmaster
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 November 1948
    Attended by: R.O.M.S. J. K. THOMPSON, R.A.M.C
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3909
Current location

50 yards before the junction with Dalzell Street
Scalegill Street
Moor Row
Copeland
Cumbria
CA24 7JL
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 00469 14239
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on top of a plinth and two stage base, all of Granite, in a hexagonal enclosure which has iron railings all round and a gate on the back face. The WW2 memorial is a separate tablet at the base of the 9 o'clock face. For WW1 the names are on the 2 side and the back faces of the plinth.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND / IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF THE / MEN WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR / TRUTH AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918. / THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT RE LEFT GROW OLD; / AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM / NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN. / AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN IN THE MORNING, WE SHALL / REMEMBER THEM. / (Names) IN GRATEFUL MEMORY /OF THOSE WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WAR/ 1939 - 1945 / (Names) /THEY LIVE FOREVER/UNVEILED BY/R.O.M.S. J. K. THOMPSON, R.A.M.C./NOV. 14, 1948
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bewley, Jb
Bone, E
Bowness, J
Bryan, T
Chapple, L
Cox, J
Cranke, H
Cresswell, W
Eilbeck, B
Errington, J
See details for all 54 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 400mm, height 1800mm, width 320mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 90mm, height 690mm, width 560mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 870mm, height 250mm, width 780mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 690mm, height 270mm, width 620mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 550mm, height 710mm, width 470mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 930mm, width 7500mm
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • Moor Row and Scalegill 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
Costs

Site: NIL- Given by Mrs Thom Postlethwaite of The Hollins

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Moor Row Primary school have fully researched all the casualties-their file is on the Local History Shelves at Whitehaven Record Office
  • Whitehaven News 27 October 1921 page 6e-f- unveiling report

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