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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
South Lakeland
Town
Kendal
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Korean War (1950-1953), Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 July 1921
    Attended by: Colonel J W Weston MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 Jul 1921
    Attended by: Canon Symes, Vicar of Kendal Parish Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
398

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Current location

Market Place
Stricklandgate
Kendal
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA9 4LY
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 51512 92796
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Grey granite Cenotaph surmounted by a bronze figure of a soldier in full kit. The plinth is mounted on a two stage base and stands on two sandstone steps. A bronze laurel wreath hangs over each corner of the pedestal. The memorial is protected by grey granite posts, which have pink granite posts behind, and there are posts and chains set around the lower step. The dedication and names plaques are cast bronze. The WW1 Dedication is on the front face of the plinth, with the names on the other three faces. The WW2 Dedication is on the upper step of the base of the plinth, with the names on the four faces of the lower step. The Korean War plaque is on the upper step at the rear of the plinth.
Inscription
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN/OF/KENDAL/WHO LOYALLY SERVED IN/THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/AND IN FOND AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/OF THOSE NAMED HEREON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/FOR THEIR COUNTRY/THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW TOWNSMEN/[names]/ On the lower part of the memorial-WORLD WAR 1939-1945/[names] 12 o'clock face lower-1950-1951/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbatt, E L
Ainsworth, Jno
Airey, G B
Airey, Hs
Airey, W H
Alexander, G B
Allen, H E
Allen, L
Allen, Re
Anderson, Le
See details for all 483 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 316
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 316
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 166
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 166
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1620mm, height 260mm, width 1620mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3450mm, height 60mm, width 3450mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 3060mm, height 150mm, width 3060mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1450mm, height 200mm, width 1450mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1340mm, height 230mm, width 1340mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1020mm, height 2160mm, width 1020mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth inset, height 1210mm, width 590mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 185mm, width 1460mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 80mm, width 330mm
    Materials: Bronze
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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Carlisle Journal 8/7/1921 page 5d

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