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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blackburn
Town
Blackburn
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 November 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel T C Robinson DSO TD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 November 1921
    Attended by: Revd J E Samuel
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42303
Current location

Blackburn Cathedral
Church Street
Blackburn
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 5AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 68329 27986
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • All Saints Church
    Bolton Road
    Blackburn
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 680 270
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Tablet with names ordered into three columns. A gold mosaic cross is inset at top of centre column. The tablet has been dismantled and is broken in several places (see below).
Inscription
AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING PARISHIONERS WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Airey, Thomas Edward
Almond, George
Almond, Samuel
Almond, William
Anderson, Arthur
Armstrong, Joshua
Ashworth, Fred
Ashworth, Jack
Aspin, Robert
Barnes, John
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: aurname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
  • 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
c1990-2000: Photograph shows the tablet is broken in three places. Twice in the pediment inscription and once in the foot inscription. The centre name column is broken through the mosaic cross and the left name column is broken top right. 1985: ALL SAINTS CHURCH WAS DEMOLISHED AND THE TABLET WAS REMOVED FOR SAFEKEEPING. IT WAS PLACED IN BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Blackburn Times 26 November 1921
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 26 November 1921

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