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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kirklees
Town
Batley
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR DANIEL CALVERT (Designer)
MISS E A CALVERT (Artist)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th December 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52616
Current location

CARLINGHOW WORKING MENS CLUB
Batley
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 240 240
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
ORNATELY ILLUMINATED PAINTED BOARD WITH FIGURES, SCROLLS AND VIGNETTES OF WARTIME SCENES THE VIGNETTES DEPICT KING GEORGE V IN ADMIRALS UNIFORM; BRITANNIA; A WOUNDED SOLDIER ENTERING HIS COTTAGE WHERE HIS WIFE AWAITS; A MOTHER WITH CHILD IN HER ARMS SEATED AT A TABLE WITH A DOG LOOKING ON; ANGELS; A LADY SPEAKING WITH HER FATHER WHILST A WOUNDED SOLDIER LOOKS ON; AN OLD SOLDIER TELLING STORIES TO THREE CHILDREN SAT AT HIS FEET; A MILK MAID AND SMALL CHILD BY A GATE WITH AN IDYLLIC RURAL COTTAGE AND A WOUNDED SOLDIER ON THE BACKGROUND; A MOTHER AND NEW BABY WITH THE GRANDPARENTS LOOKING ON AND A WOUNDED SOLDIER WALKING INTO THE COTTAGE. FLORAL DECORATION ON THE MEMORIAL
Inscription
TOP: GOD BLESS THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS THAT HAVE GAINED THIS ROLL OF HONOUR ALSO ALLIES WHO HAVE FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WAR FOR LIBERTY AND PEACE TOP CENTRE: LONG LIVE THE KING/ BRITANNIA PEACE FOR THE CHILDREN/ WOUNDED: RETURNING HOME/ BAD NEWS: DOG'S SYMPATHY LEFT SIDE: LET US TRY TO PRODUCE OUR FRUITS FOR ENGLAND FATHER IS YOUR PROMISE TO BE YES IF HE CAN WORK YONDER FARM/ THE STORY WHAT WILL THE NEXT STORY BE RIGHT HAND SIDE: TO THOSE WHO HAVE DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ DO NOT FORGET THE WOMEN WHO WILL HAVE TO TOIL FOR OUR MEN AND CHILDREN OF ENGLAND, 1917/ THIRD GENERATION UNEXPECTED VISITORS. BOTTOM: WHAT WILL THE HARVEST BE MIDDLE SECTION: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, A
Ainley, W
Akeroyd, J W
Ashford, W
Ball, G
Beevers, E
Beevers, H
Bickerdyke, J A
Blackburn, M I
Blakeley, S
See details for all 143 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 146
    Served and returned: 134
    Died: 12
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: regiment,surname,decorations
Components
  • Painting
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paint - Watercolour, Paint - Oil
  • Board
    Measurements: height C 2500MM, width C 1250MM
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
DATE UNKNOWN: THE MEMORIAL WAS ALMOST DISCARDED DURING REFURBISHMENT OF THE CLUB BUT IT WAS RESCUED IN TIME. IT WAS THEN SENT TO LEEDS UNIVERSITY TO BE CONSERVED.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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