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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Allerdale
Town
Silloth
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), First World War - civilians, Ireland (1801-1923)
Maker
J Rogerson of Carlisle
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st May 1921
    Attended by: Mr W Theodore Carr MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3978
Current location

In the Church Gardens
Christ Church
Silloth
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA7 4BZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 11029 53714
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
Two hexagonal steps surmounted by hexagonal plinth, cornice, tapered shaft (which itself is on a two stage base) and small patte cross. Inscription in black lettering on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
6 OCLOCK FACE: LIBERTY/ TO THE/ GLORIOUS DEAD/ IN HONOUR AND/ LOVING APPRECIATION/ OF THE MEN OF THIS/ PARISH WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ AND/ 1939 - 1945./ "LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND/ WE FOR ENGLAND DIED."/ "THEY WERE A WALL/ UNTO US, BOTH BY/ NIGHT AND BY DAY."/ (...) OTHER FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Accleton, F W
Aikin, Max
Archer, W
Barton, A
Barton, B
Bell, T
Bennett, A
Blackburn, G
Borthwick, S
Brough, Caleb Dixon S
See details for all 67 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 49
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 49
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: year died,rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename,decorations
    Order of information: year died
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, job
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Ireland (1801-1923)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 450mm, height c3000mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Granite - Balmoral
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 915mm, height 230mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Granite - Balmoral
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 540mm, height 1670mm, width 540mm
    Materials: Granite - Balmoral
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 800mm, height 300mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Granite - Balmoral
Listing information
  • Silloth 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
C 1990: CLEANED AND LETTERING REFURBISHED BY WALKERS OF WHITEHAVEN
Costs

Comments: £20 of the balance of funds was invested in national war bonds in the names of the Chairman and Clerk of the Urban District Council as trustees for its future upkeep- November 1921
Memorial: £395

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Allerdale District Council- successor to the old Urban District Council
Reference
  • West Cumberland Times 3/7/1920 page 2e
  • Carlisle Journal 3/5/1921 page 3c-d for the unveiling
  • West Cumberland Times page 8g 24Car/6/1916 for the sentencing of the accused to 5 years penal servitude for manslaughter
  • West Cumberland Times page 8d 17/6/1916 for the trial of Pte Henry Joseph Wyatt of the Royal Irish Lancers who was charged with his murder.
  • West Cumberland Times 13/5/1916 page 8a for the casualty in the Irish uprising
  • West Cumberland Times 5/11/1921 page 2g

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