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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
District
Barrow In Furness
Town
Barrow-in-Furness
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd April 1922
    Attended by: Herbert Ernest Campbell, MA, Chancellor of the Diocese
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23rd April 1922
    Attended by: Rt Rev Lord Bishop of Barrow
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4104
Current location

St George's Church
St George's Square
Salthouse Road
Barrow-in-Furness
Barrow In Furness
Cumbria
LA14 2JJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 20278 68749
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
South East Corner of church converted into the Ramsden chapel in 1883 and then made into a war memorial chapel in 1922. Names engraved into the wall in 3 recessed panels in the North East Corner of the chapel. Just by the entrance door is a wood and glass case containing certain communion ware, and a framed explanatory notice about these and other of the altar furnishings, which has a number of hand drawn illustrations of places connected with the text of the notice. There was also a framed Roll of Honour in the Parish Hall (adjacent to the church, on the north side) to 91 men of WW2 who served and returned. As of 2015 this is lost, but a copy survives at Barrow Record Office.
Inscription
Panel 1-THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/SEE YE TO IT THAT/THESE MEN/HAVE NOT/DIED IN VAIN/[names in 2 columns]/ IN WHOSE MEMORY/THIS CHAPEL WAS/CONVERTED &/FURNISHED FOR DIVINE SERVICE Panel 2-THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/”THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE”/[5 names] Panel 3-THE SECOND/WORLD WAR/1939.1945/GREATER LOVE HATH NO/MAN THAN THIS/THAT/A MAN LAY DOWN HIS/LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/[names] WW2 Roll of Honour-THIS PARISH HALL OF SAINT GEORGE THE MARTYR/WAS RENOVATED AS A THANK OFFERING TO/ALMIGHTY GOD/IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THESE MEMBERS OF THE/PARISH AND CONGREGATION WHO HAVING SERVED/THEIR COUNTRY OVERSEAS IN THE GREAT WAR WERE/SPARED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES/[names in 3 columns although designed to be read across rows, rather than down columns] Case containing Communion Ware & Explanatory Notice- War Memorial Sanctuary Furnishings/ The following were used often under shell fire during the Great War in Flanders, France & Germany/by the Rev CV Chavasse, Temporary Chaplain to the Forces (Aug 1914-Apr 1919) and were given to him for the Memorial Chapel when he became Vicar of the Church of St George the Martyr, Barrow in Furness (July 1919) Brass Cross-given by Lieut General Sir Walter Braithwaite KCB etc in memory of his son Val, who was killed, but never found at Beaumont Hamel, 1916 Brass Candlesticks-given by a Corporal of the Pioneer Battalion Brass Vases-made out of French 75% shell cases and given by French soldiers at Rheims, during the great German advance and retreat, July 1918 Chalice, Paten, Bread Box, Wine Cruet-used during the whole war and during the Occupation of Germany Small Wooden Cross- the only thing untouched in the Church of Bienvilliers, smashed to ruins by shell fire. Given by a sapper who found it and made it to pieces for easy transport Communion Linen-used for services with the 9th Forces Headquarters 1918-1919 Two Purificators-from Ypres Cathedral. Note upon one the initials SM (St Martin) Active Service Prayer Book-used by a Private in the 62nd Division. The Divisional sign was a Pelican, hence the design employed upon the cover, the sacred emblem of Corpus Christi-a pelican feeding her young with her own flesh Frontal and Super Frontal-used in France and Germany 1916-1919 Flagon, Veil and Burse-given by a sapper in Germany
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Ernest
Addison, Frank
Addison, Roger P
Aggmson, Alex
Alanghard, Fred
Alexander, Geo
Anderson, Stanley
Angrove, Ja
Argone, Thos G
Argove, William W
See details for all 169 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 114
    Served and returned: 91
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, (also rank for the served and returned on the Roll of Honour)
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth inset, height 1700 mm, width 710 mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone, Marble
  • Case
    Measurements: depth 380 mm, height 1150 mm, width 680 mm
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Order of Service- Documents BPR 11/I/10/3 and BPR/11/M/17 at Barrow Record Office
  • WW2 Roll of Honour-document reference BDX 676/20/3 at Barrow Record Office
  • WW2 faculty- document reference BPR 11/C/4/7 at Barrow Record Office
  • WW1 faculty- document reference BPR 11/C/4/2 at Barrow Record Office

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