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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Blackburn
Town
Darwen
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Alberti Lupton and Co (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th March 1920
    Attended by: Major Edmund Carus, Senior Catholic Officer of Darwen
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 March 1920
    Attended by: Father Classe
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51312
Current location

Church of the Sacred Heart and St Edward
Blackburn Road
Darwen
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB3 0AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 68281 23914
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
Two-stepped base surmounted by a plinth and sculpture depicting Christ Crucified with a fallen soldier at this feet looking up at him. Inscription on front face of plinth.
Inscription
Plinth: IN HOLY REMEMBRANCE OF/ MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO NOBLY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ "IT IS BETTER FOR US TO DIE IN BATTLE/ THAN TO SEE THE EVILS OF OUR NATION" 1 MACHABEES III 59
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Almond, W
Barnes, J
Brennand, J
Brindle, J
Burke, M
Cannon, E
Clarkson, T
Cross, T
Deakin, P
Donnelly, T
See details for all 54 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, year of death
    Order of information: year of death
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 3650MM
    Materials: Marble
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Darwen Gazette 3 April 1920
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 3 April 1920
  • Darwen News 27 March and 3 April 1920
  • Darwen Advertiser 3 April 1920

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