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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Blackburn
Town
Lower Darwen
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
H H Martyn and Co. (Designer)
H H Martyn and Co. (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 July 1922
    Attended by: Colonel Arthur Birtwistle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 July 1922
    Attended by: Dr W Temple, Bishop of Manchester
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54360
Current location

At the entrance to the churchyard
St James' Church
Stopes Brow
Lower Darwen
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB3 0PQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 69538 25372
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Granite base surmounted a plinth, a tapered pedestal and a servicemen staue. Figure stands with head bowed and arms reversed. The barrel of his gun rests on his foot. Inscription in cast bronze on the face of the plinth. Missing letters are painted in black. whole is surrounded by a granite kerb topped by cast iron railings, some of which are topped by original cast iron pine cones.Copper ribbon used to go around the plinth but now it only survives on the south face along with a buckle and a wreath
Inscription
South face: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ HALLOWED MEMORY/ OF THE SEVENTY ONE MEN/ FROM THE PARISH OF/ ST JAMES DARWEN/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ ALSO IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ ( Names) Face 2: ( WW1 Names Ainsworth to Gerrard) Face 3: (WW1 names Graves to Mellor) Face 4: (WW1 names Metcalfe to Yates)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, Harold
Almond, John W
Ashworth, John
Aspin, John
Aspin, William
Aspinall, James
Baldwin, Thomas E
Bamber, Ernest
Baron, John
Bentley, John
See details for all 82 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: over £1,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Blackburn Times 15 April and 19 August 1922
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 22 July 1922

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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