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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Leeds
Town
Otley
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22-05-1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22-05-1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Opened
    Date: 22-05-1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46944
Current location

Grove Hill Park
Bradford Road
Otley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS21 3LP
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 19480 45155
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Eight acre park with a serviceman figure placed within it. Latter comprises a two stepped base surmounted by stepped and tapered plinth and figure of a serviceman with rifle slung over his shoulder. Inscription on plaques attached to the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
Front Face: GROVE HILL PARK/ AND/ THIS MEMORIAL/ ARE DEDICATED/ BY/ WM ACKROYD/ & CO., LTD.,/ AND/ DUNCAN,/ BARRACLOUGH/ & CO., LTD.,/ AS A TRIBUTE TO/ AND IN/ PERPETUAL/ REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN/ FROM/ OTLEY MILLS/ WHO FOUGHT FOR/ THE/ SAFETY AND HONOUR/ OF THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE/ WAR/ 1914 - 1918. Sides: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackernley, T L
Armitage, J W
Ashley, C W
Atkin, N
Atkinson, T C
Attwood, N
Bainbridge, M
Barker, H
Barker, N
Bateman, G W
See details for all 199 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 199
    Served and returned: 184
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Park
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
Listing information
Condition
History
Serviceman figure was stolen but was later recovered from the undergrowth. It was returned to the memorial but was stolen a second time and has not been recovered. 2006: Request for replacement is being discussed. July 2007: Bronze name plaques also stolen.
Costs

Comments: Park purchased by companies of William Ackroyd & Co. Ltd and Duncan, Barraclough & Co., Ltd

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
Leeds City Council
Reference

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