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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ribble Valley
Town
Whalley
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42655
Current location

Formerly Queen Mary's Military Hospital.
CALDERSTONES CEMETERY
Mitton Road
Whalley
Ribble Valley
Lancashire
BB7 9JY
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 72929 37578
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
OCTAGONAL PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY CROSS. THREE BRONZE INSCRIPTION PLAQUES PLACED ON THE SIDE OF THE PLINTH. BRONZE SWORD ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE CROSS.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: ERECTED TO THE/ MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ AND DIED IN/ QUEEN MARY'S MILITARY/ HOSPITAL, WHALLEY./ 33 OF THEM LIE IN THIS/ MILITARY CEMETERY/ AND 253 ARE BURIED ELSEWHERE 4.30 AND 7.30 FACE: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alston, S
Andrews, G
Armstrong, E
Bullock, A
Carroll, P E
Clayden, W
Clinton, J
Corby, W B
Forgrave, R J
Foster, J R
See details for all 33 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4275MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 540MM, width 360MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
During the First World War, the 2,000 bed Queen Mary's Military Hospital was housed in the County Asylum at Whalley, remaining there until June 1920. The Military Cemetery associated with the hospital is at the eastern end of the Mental Hospital Cemetery and was handed over to the War Department in February 1916.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Published:unpublished 2005 Copy held

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