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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
District
Copeland
Town
Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Mr A Huddart of Whitehaven (Architect)
Robinson & Sons of Egremont (Builder)
John Whittle & Sons (Makers)
Messrs Skinner (Painter)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 Apr 1921
    Attended by: Rev JW Hartley, Vicar
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3935
Current location

Memorial or Lady Chapel
St James' Church
High Street
Whitehaven
Copeland
Cumbria
CA28 7PY
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 97680 18437
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Chapel with ornate plasterwork memorial with small brass dedicatory plaque at top centre. Beneath are three brass plaques, headed R.I.P in red with a small black cross under this.
Inscription
PARISH OF S. JAMES, WHITEHAVEN/ TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY AND HEROISM OF/ THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ "WHO THROUGH FAITH SUBDUED KINGDOMS" HEB XL 33
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abernethy, J
Acton, A
Agnew, W J
Aitken, T
Barbour, S
Bell, J
Bentley, S
Bertram, G
Bethwaite, J
Biddy, P
See details for all 165 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 169
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 169
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth inset, height 1090mm, width 350mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth inset, height 140mm, width 670mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 2140mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Plaster
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST JAMES THE GREATER
  • Grade I
  • 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
In 1953 the memorial was extended to add WW2 names (Our ref. 62272).
Costs

Comments: Overall cost of chapel and memorial. Cost has been quoted as£1,200, but this includes unconnected roof repairs. See Church accounts, 1921. (Whitehaven Record Office YPR17/37)
Memorial: £766 8s 7d

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

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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