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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Copeland
Town
Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 February 1921
    Attended by: Mr J.W. Priestman, Headmaster of Trinity School-one of his sons was a casualty
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3934
Current location

On the South Gallery
west wall
St James' Church
High Street
Whitehaven
Copeland
Cumbria
CA28 7PZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 97668 18436
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Christ Church
    Preston Street
    Whitehaven
    Copeland
    Cumbria
    CA28 9DR
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NX 972 175
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Wooden framed, glazed, vellum roll of honour with capitals in red.
Inscription
Top of memorial: THE MEN CONNECTED WITH THIS CHURCH/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HERE FOUGHT FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918. Top of memorial full width: THEY WERE A WALL TO US, BOTH NIGHT AND DAY/ 1st SAMUEL XXV.16. Top left hand column: THESE FELL TO RISE ELSEWHERE/ (Names) Across each of the other three double columns:THESE LIVED, HIGHER HERE TO RISE/[Names in 2 columns 3 times, total of 6 columns] Across the full width of the bottom of the memorial:THIS IS THE MEMORIAL OF THEIR HONOUR AND OUR GRATITUDE Across three other columns: THESE LIVED, HIGHER HERE TO RISE. (Names) Across lower edge: THIS IS THE MEMORIAL OF THEIR HONOUR AND OUR GRATITUDE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abernethy, James
Abernethy, John
Acton, Abraham
Addison, Tho Edward
Akitt, W
Allen, George H Y
Allen, Tom Julius
Armstrong, George
Ashbridge, Henry
Atkinson, John
See details for all 399 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 402
    Served and returned: 327
    Died: 75
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: height 900mm, width 2365mm
    Materials: Vellum, Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC & Churchwardens of the Parish
Reference
  • Whitehaven News 17th February 1921 page 5- for details of the unveiling and its location at Holy Trinity

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