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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blackburn
Town
Blackburn
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th September 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51277
Current location

SITE OF THE DARWEN SOCIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT
ARDLEY CENTRE
Bent St
Blackburn
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 678 278
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE MARBLE TABLET WITH TALL CENTRE SECTION FLANKED BY SHORTER PANELS. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK AND GOLD LETTERING. MOSAIC AT THE TOP OF THE CENTRE SECTION. MOSAIC DEPICTS ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
Inscription
TOP: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE LEFT SIDE AND RIGHT HAND SIDES: ROLL OF HONOUR/ (NAMES) CENTRE: IN MEMORY OF PAST MEMBERS/ OF THIS SCHOOL WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914 -19/ (NAMES)/ UNVEILED BY/ SIR HENRY HIBBERT BARONET/ SEPT. 28TH 1919.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, J
Anderson, Jack
Anderson, William
Armstrong, Jacob
Armstrong, William
Aspin, Giles
Aspinall, S
Atkinson, A
Atkinson, J H
Austin, J
See details for all 328 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 341
    Served and returned: 287
    Died: 54
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 2200MM, width 2600MM
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
C 1977: PART OF THE URC, INCLUDING THE AREA WHERE THE MEMORIAL IS LOCATED, WAS TAKEN OVER BY BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN SOCIAL SERVICES. THE REMAINDER OF THE BUILDING IS STILL USED BY THE RAGGED SCHOOL.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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