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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Kirklees
Town
Shepley
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR J SWIFT (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47003
Current location

Situated in woodland beyond the recreation grounds off Firth Street
south-east of Shepley. Public Open space about half a mile from the village. Access by footpath only.
Shepley
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 19653 09470
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped base surmounted by pedestal and figure of a serviceman standing with head bowed and rifle in at the rest position. Dedicatory inscription and names on bronze plaques placed on the sides of the pedestal. Additional plaque for WW2 names added below the plaque on the front face.
Inscription
FRONT FACE: ERECTED TO THE GRATEFUL MEMORY OF OUR/ BROTHERS WHO SERVED, FOUGHT AND FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ IN MEMORIAM/ (NAMES)/ R.I.P./ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ NOT JUST TODAY, BUT EVERY DAY, IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER RIGHT HAND AND REAR FACES: (NAMES) LEFT HAND FACE: NAMES OF MEN WHO SERVED/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, A
Adamson, E
Adamson, J P
Addy, A
Addy, E
Addy, P
Aidy, L D
Armitage, L J
Armitage, W
Aspinall, J
See details for all 259 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 260
    Served and returned: 210
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 10FT
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 9IN, width 2FT 6IN
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Shepley 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
History
unkown: 'F Edinburgh' added
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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