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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Doncaster
Town
Doncaster
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MAJ H BARKER MBE MC TD, SGT BUGLER G BOWSKILL, SGT DONALD, MR H ASPIN, MR W H HIRST
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st May 1927
    Attended by: BRIG GEN C R I BROOKE CMG DSO MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st May 1927
    Attended by: VICAR OF DONCASTER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46709
Current location

The Regimental Gallery of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry is located in the same building as Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regimental Museum
Chequer Road
Doncaster
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN1 2AF
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 57956 03000
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Drill Hall
    South Parade
    Doncaster
    Doncaster
    South Yorkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large board with WW1 soldier figure carved in the centre and flanked by the names. Dedicatory inscription placed along the base. Seven additional soldier figures flank the main board, each in low relief Each soldier figure is in full service dress and represents periods in the regiments history form the middle of the 18th century through to the end of WW1. Battle honours inscribed at the top of the board.
Inscription
(NAMES)/ 1914 - 18/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF 1272 OFFICERS, WARRENT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THIS BATTALION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM." (BOTTOM BOARD) IN ITS INCEPTION AND GENERAL DESIGN THIS / MEMORIAL IS THE WORK OF QUARTERMASTER AND / MAJOR HERBERT BARKER, M.B.E. M.C. T.D. OF / HIS BATTALION; TO WHOSE EFFORTS WERE ALSO DUE / THE ORGANIZING AND RAISING OF SUBSCRIPTIONS / FOR IT ERECTION. / THE BUILDING OF THE MEMORIAL IS THE WORK OF / SERGEANT BUGLER G. BOWSKILL AND SERGEANT S. DONALD, / BOTH OF THIS BATTALION. / THE CARVED FIGURES WERE EXECUTED BY MR. / W.H. HIRST, OF LEEDS, AND THE PAINTING OF THE / COLOURS, BADGE, CARVED FIGURES AND LETTERING / BY MR. A.H. ASPIN, OF DONCASTER.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbey, A
Abbots, A
Ackroyd, L
Adams, C
Adams, N
Alderson, H
Allsop, J F
Anderson, R D
Andrews, A
Andrews, D
See details for all 1273 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1272
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1272
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: width 40FT
    Materials: Wood
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
1968: THE CENTRAL WW1 SOLDIER FIGURE AND THE SIDE WINGS WITH THE SOLDIERS CARVED ON THEM WERE MISLAID DURING THE MOVE TO PONTEFRACT. THEY WER ELATER FOUND BUT WERE DECAYED AND SO WERE DESTORYED. A CARDBOARD FIGURE NOW REPLACES THE CENTRAL FIGURE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

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