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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Rotherham
Town
Whiston
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
MR JAMES TOTTY (Architect)
MR J WORTLEY (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 30 September 1919
    Attended by: EARL OF EFFINGHAM
  • Rededicated
    Date: 29 November 1924
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 November 1924
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30 September 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of Sheffield
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52975
Current location

St Mary Magdalene Church
Rectory Drive
Whiston
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 4JG
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 45076 90009
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone base surmounted by lychgate. Dedicatory inscription on plaques placed inside the gate.
Inscription
PLAQUE ONE: 1914 - 1918/ GREATER LOVE HATH/ NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT HE LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND/ (NAMES) PLAQUE TWO: 1939 - 1945/ IN PROUD/ AND/ HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR./ (NAMES)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, B
Allsopp, J F
Armitage, J
Bartholomew, E
Chafer, F
Chappell, W
Cousins, Ronald
Dearden, W H
Emeny, Kenneth
Fitzmaurice, Harry
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,service type,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Local
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £430 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ROTHERHAM AND DISTRICT WAR MEMORIALS by WESTWOOD,F AND FEATHERSTONE,A 421-422 Source: Image Library UKNIWM OFFICE Published:PRIVATE 2003

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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