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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Lakeland
Town
Natland
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
430
Current location

St Mark's Church
Helm Lane
Natland
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA9 7QL
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 52101 89197
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
FREE STANDING CROSS ON THREE STEPPED BASE WITH PLAQUES ( a bronze at the top with a metal Roll of Honour below and a WW2 stone tablet) MOUNTED ON CHURCH WALL BEHIND. J E Inman, shown as lost on the Lusitania is not recorded on the CWGC lists, nor, after a check, was his death noted in the local newspaper- the Westmorland Gazette. The website http://www.rmslusitania.info/people/lusitania-victims/ shows him as being John Edward Inman, a 3rd class passenger aged 26. See the reference for a biography of him.
Inscription
THE WAR/1914-1918 (ON CROSS) THIS/ MEMORIAL CROSS/ HAS BEEN ERECTED IN/ HONOUR OF THOSE GALLANT/ MEN OF NATLAND WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR AND WHOSE/ NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW/ (Names) (BRONZE PLAQUE) Lower Metal WW1 Roll of Honour-Also in Memory of those who/gave their lives/from 1914 to 1920/[names in 2 columns] THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armer, Gw
Blakeman, R
Cragghill, A
Davies, G
Elleray, T
Fallowfield, J
Ferguson, Es
Fothergill, Jm
Hodgson, Ar
Howson, Wj
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 250mm, height 4000mm, width 250mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 540mm, width 920mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 650mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 4540mm, height 60mm, width 3110mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1780mm, height 470mm, width 1780mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, height 270mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 210mm, width 460mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • Natland 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
Reference
  • Biography of John Edward Inman, lost on the Lusitania-lusitaniapage.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/inman-john-edward/- John Edward Inman: He was born in Natland in the Kendal district of Westmoreland, England in late 1888. His parents were William Jackson, born in early 1847 at Levens, Westmoreland, and Isabella Margaret (nee Heslop; she had been born about 1865 at New Hutton, Westmoreland) Inman, who had married 12 May 1883 in Preston-Patrick in Westmoreland, England. His father was a stoker at a gun powder manufactory in Natland. John Edward was born in Natland, and was 12 years old in 1901, when the family lived at Natland. His brothers and sisters were William Jackson, 16, a saw mill labourer, Patrience Isabella, 10, Thomas Henry, 6, Joseph Frederick, 2, and James Francis, an infant. John was to be a passenger on the ill-fated Lusitania. In 1911, he was described as a blacksmith living in Aldingham, Dalton, Lancashire, as a boarder in the family of Thomas Edmondson, 60, a farm labourer. On the 26th April 1913 the Cunard ship Caronia left Liverpool. John Inman, aged 24, noted as an unmarried blacksmith, travelled as a second cabin passenger on the Caronia. He arrived in New York 4 May 1913. His last place of permanent residence was Leece, England, and his father lived in Natland at the time. He was bound for Mammoth, Utah, where he had a friend, a Mr. Simpson, lived. He was 5’8â€� tall, had brown hair and blue (?) eyes. The Cunard Line gave his age as 26 and his point of origin as Park City, Utah. Mr. Inman did not survive the sinking of the Lusitania. The Park Record, 12 June 1915, mentioned him as a miner, who had lodged at 915 Norfolk avenue in Park City, Utah. ’First News from John Inman It will be remembered that John Inman, a well known Park City miner, left the Park the latter part of April taking passage on the ill-fated Lusitania. While it was reasonably certain that he was one of the victims, nothing was heard regarding him until this week, when Mr. W. R. Jefford, clerk of the local camp of Maccabees, received the following letter from the Sedgwick Gunpowder Company, of Kendal, England: Kendal, England, May 24, 1915 William Jefford Esq., Park City, Utah, U. S. A. Dear Sir, – One of our employees, Jackson Inman of Natland, Kendal, England, learns that his son John who was lodging at 915 Norfolk avenue, Park City, Utah, was a passenger on the ill fated ’Lusitania’ and as his name appears on the list of the missing his father can only assume that his son is lost. Mrs. James Neil of 915 Norfolk avenue, with whom John D. Inman lodged, informs his father that you may be able to furnish him with some information regarding his son. The father therefore will be very grateful for any information you can give him respecting his son, particularly with regard to his life policy in the Maccabee Lodge, and his deposits in the bank in your city. Perhaps you will be good enough to address your reply to the father at his home address or care of our company. Thanking you, Yours faithfully, H. A. Swinglehurst, Manager. Information given Mr. Jefford promptly replied to the letter, giving all the information he had at his command. The unfortunate young man was a member in good standing in the local camp of Maccabees, in which he carried $2,000.00. Mr. Jefford advised as to the beet means for the beneficiary securing his amount, the payment of which will necessarily be delayed because of the difficulty in securing proofs of death. It was found that when Mr. Inman left the Park he secured a draft from the First National Bank of this city for $494.08, the amount he had on deposit at that time. This draft went to the bottom of the ocean with him-and this will cause delay and complications for the father to get the amount. Every assistance possible will be given he bereaved parents from this end in straightening out the affairs of young Mr. Inman and in securing for them what is lawfully theirs.’’ (The Park Record, 12 June 1915, p. 6) The material presented on this page has been researched by Peter Engberg-Klarström. Copyright 2017 Peter Engberg-Klarström.

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