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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Carlisle
Town
Cumwhinton
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
JW Reed of Newcastle (Sculptor)
Mr J Miller of Cumwhinton (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 Apr 1922
    Attended by: Mrs Coulson of Cumwhinton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4283
Current location

Side of Main Road
Cumwhinton
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA4 8ER
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 45072 52781
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CAIRN WITH PLINTH SET INTO IT. THIS IS THEN SURMOUNTED BY A TAPERED PLINTH AND INFILLED CELTIC CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE SHAFT AND PLINTH. BOSSES CARVED ON THE FACE OF THE CROSS
Inscription
On the shaft- IN/MEMORY OF/[names]/WHO WERE KILLED/IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914 1919 At the top of the plinth- 1939-1945/JOHN HENRY GRAHAM/ROYAL NAVY/KILLED IN ACTION 1942 On the plinth- 1914 AND OF THESE MEN WHO ALSO SERVED 1919/[names in 3 columns]/"THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US/BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, E
Armstrong, J J
Atkinson, J
Boyd, T
Boyd, W J
Carruthers, T W
Collins, J E
Collins, L
Couthard, A
Cowan, G
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 45
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname. forenames, service, manner of death, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 300mm, height 3350mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 110mm, height 950mm, width 1370-1180
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 690mm, height 350mm, width 1020mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
  • Cumwhinton 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carlisle Journal 2/5/1922 page 6a

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