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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Allerdale
Town
Wigton
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS BOWER & FLORENCE, J Davison
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 October 1920
    Attended by: Mrs T Parkin Moore of Whitehall, Wigton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4087
Current location

Wigton Cemetery
Station Hill
Wigton
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA7 9BN
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 24496 49002
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
OBELISK WITH BRONZE WREATH ON EACH FACE AT THE TOP. WW1 names are on the four sides of the plinth, the dedication is on the 6 o'clock face of the obelisk, and WW2 names are on the 12 o'clock face of the obelisk
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT COMMEMORATES THOSE WHO/ AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY, LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM/ENDURED HARDNESS, /ACED DANGER AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN ON THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-SACRIFICE/ GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM "LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER SEE THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN"
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Armstrong, John
Armstrong, W
Ashbridge, Gw
Ashbridge, J
Ashbridge, John
Ashbridge, Jos
Ashbridge, R
Askew, H
Barnes, Anthony
Barnes, Chris
See details for all 152 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 119
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 119
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 340mm, height c2500mm, width 340mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2360mm, height 80mm, width 2360mm
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1830mm, height 120mm, width 1830mm
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1420mm, height 800mm, width 1420mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
  • Wigton, Woodside and Oulton 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
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: Site was donated by the Wigton Joint Burial Committee. Oulton contributed £20 to the scheme for their 4 men
Memorial: £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Wigton Advertiser 9 October 1920/ page 3
  • Wigton Advertiser 6 Sep 1919 page 3c-for being joint with Oulton
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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