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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
South Lakeland
Town
Kendal
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 Dec 1920
    Attended by: Mr W H Somervell
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
424
Current location

United Reformed Church
off Highgate
Kendal
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA9 4HE
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 51458 92423
Denomination: United Reformed

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Previous locations
  • Congregational Church
    Kendal
    South Lakeland
    Cumbria
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Congregational
Description
Two wooden boards- the WW1 is ornate, but the WW2 is of a simple, functional design. There is also a WW2 Book of Remembrance which is usually kept on a lectern below the WW2 memorial, this has 66 names of whom 62 returned- gives rank, regiment, field of conflict in which served, surname and initials of forenames
Inscription
WW1 MEMORIAL: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS / CONGREGATION WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / (NAMES) / "LET THE PALM BE GIVEN TO THE BRAVE" WW2 MEMORIAL-IN EVER GRATEFUL/REMEMBRANCE OF/[names]/WHO DIED SERVING/THEIR COUNTRY IN/THE 1939-1945 WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armitstead, G
Armitstead, Kj
Atkinson, G
Atkinson, T
Bateman, Ph
Beadle, M
Bland, M
Braithwaite, S
Brookes, J
Chilton, G
See details for all 79 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 62
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 45mm, height 905mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 35mm, height 480mm, width 370mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Westmorland Gazette 18/12/1920 page 3

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