Memorial details

Memorial type
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 March 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
Not lost
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Current location

St. Bridget's Church
Brigham Road
CA13 0XH

OS Grid Ref: NY 08570 30917
Denomination: Church of England

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A rustic cross on stone plinth and base is situated at the church yard. Inscription and WW1 casualties are inscribed on the stone plinth and WW2 casualties are inscribed on the stone base. Carved lettering in white.
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF BRIGHAM PARISH/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his/ life for his friends"/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Allison, Je
Beck, Td
Benson, Joseph
Carruthers, Jack
Dickson, Ag
Dixon, Ae
Douglas, Jlw
Forrester, Jj
Gill, William
Gordon, Wg
See details for all 44 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment, date of death
    Order of information: date of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials of forenames, surname, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height 1200mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1350mm, height 500mm, width 1450mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 700-450mm, height 1110mm, width 1150-800mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 250mm, width 1350mm
    Materials: Granite - Red
Listing information
  • Brigham 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

Comments: Minutes, Parish Meeting, 30 January 1919. ‘The notice was read concerning the meeting and suggestions of the Parish Council were read by the Chairman for consideration. The Chairman in his opening remarks re the above urged the importance of a Public Hall. Having lived 51 years in the Parish he had found the school very inconvenient and for that, and other reasons, advised (a) more suitable place. He also suggested that the foundation of the hall should be a memorial to the Brigham men who had served in the war; but for them and such as them, we should have been beaten as a nation and under the laws of the Dynasty of the Hobeurg (?) officers. It was for the meeting to decide if they wanted a Hall, but if so, they must be prepared to pay for it. He also reminded them of the previous attempt in 1910 to erect a Public Hall, when the money was to be raised from their rates, but this should not deter them on this occasion. The following resolution was submitted and carried unanimously that:- It is desirable that a Public Hall be erected for the civil parish of Brigham. A further resolution was carried as follows: A memorial to the Brigham men who have served in the War shall be the foundation of the Building Fund. Mr Rigg objected to building halls or erecting statues in memory of those who served or died but advocated a more fitting memorial in that way of providing for those who had returned broken and their dependents and suggested to (?) destroy or eradicate where possible all traces of such an experience that they would have ever known. Mr Maxwell asked who would control the hall. The Chairman stated the subscribers would have full control (and) would probably appoint trustees. It was further resolved that a committee of eight be appointed with power to negotiate for a suitable site of building subject to the confirmation of the Parish Meeting. The following were appointed to the committee: Messrs LH Fletcher, J Twiname, J Jackson, C Thompson, J Williamson, (J?) Rigg, Miss Mounsey, Miss Graham. Mr Thompson emphasised the importance of everybody, according to their means, putting their hands well down to carry this object through. Mr Erin (?) also suggested that the site should be at the west end of the village for the benefit of Broughton Cross people.’

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • Carlisle Journal 8/3/1921 page 5
  • Minutes, Parish Meeting, Thursday 30 January 1919. Discussion of location
  • UK Roll of Honour Reference for Lance Corporal David A Giles, RAMC, 25048575, buried with a service gravestone in the adjacent Brigham Cemetery, died 1st September
  • West Cumberland Times 31/3/1920 page 4c

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