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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)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 September 1919
    Attended by: Sir Henry Hibbert, who between 1913-1918. had been the Conservative M.P. for Chorley He was accompanied by the Mayor of Blackburn Alderman Lawrence Cotton. A letter from the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, was read out by the Mayor.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51277
Current location

The Kingsway Complex
off Stoneyhurst Road
Blackburn
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 1NL
England

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Ardley Centre (Blackburn and Darwen Social Services)
    Bent Street
    Blackburn
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB2 1NG
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 678 278
    Denomination: Undefined
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. The names of the dead were directly under the figure of St. George, either side of the figure are the names of those who had connections with the school and served in the forces. Update in 2019- the two side sections, with the names of the served, have been placed outside, and are now totally illegible
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 -1919/ (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: 328
    Served and returned: 274
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 2200MM, width 2600MM
    Materials: Alabaster, Mosaic
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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