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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Rotherham
Town
Maltby
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS TYAS AND GUEST
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 July 1924
    Attended by: Earl of Scarborough performed the unveiling
  • Rededicated
    Date: 27 July 2002
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 July 1924
    Attended by: Bishop of Sheffield
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52857
Current location

Overlooking Maltby Crags
Blyth Road
Maltby
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S66 7HW
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 53261 91560
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Standing within a large paved area, the memorial has a three-stepped base, on which stands a square plinth that has a column at each corner. The plinth is surmounted by a pediment, cornice and finial, and is capped by a crown. The inscription and names re World War 1 are in lead-lettering on the plinth. The inscription and names re World War 2 are on bronze plaques attached to the top step.
Inscription
Column east face: TO/ THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF MALTBY/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ (30 Names)/ "LEST WE FORGET" Column north and south faces: (70 WW1 Names) Top step, east face: 1939 -45/ "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"/ (WW2 Names) Top step, north and south faces: (WW2 Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alviss, W
Amiss, C
Antcliffe, S
Ashforth, L.a.
Aspinall, A
Bacon, R
Barratt, J J
Barwell, A W
Baxter, J
Baxter, L.e.
See details for all 177 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 100
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 100
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials.
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname.
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Maltby 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
Erected in 1924. Post-WW2, names re that conflict added 2002: The memorial was renovated by Elden Minns and Co Ltd of Sheffield
Costs

Memorial: C £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • ROTHERHAM AND DISTRICT WAR MEMORIALS by WESTWOOD,F AND FEATHERSTONE,A 194-196 Source: Image Library UKNIWM OFFICE Published:PRIVATE 2003
  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph 28/7/1924 (page 3) reported the unveiling.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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