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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Fylde
Town
Kirkham
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
T H (THOMAS) MAWSON & SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 07 November 1926
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR RICHARD H K BUTLER KCB KCMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
583
Current location

KIRKHAM SCHOOL MEMORIAL GARDENS
Birley Street
Kirkham
Fylde
Lancashire
PR4 2AT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 42582 32243
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Simple plain square cenotaph on two stepped base. Sword of sacrifice on rear face
Inscription
IN PROUD MEMORY OF/ THESE MEN OF KIRKHAM/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (NAMES)/ AND IN THANKFULNESS/ TO THOSE WHO WENT/ AND DIED FIGHTING FOR/ A JUST CAUSE IN THE WAR OF 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, George W
Anderton, Richard H
Anyon, William H
Ashton, Richard
Barker, Edward
Barlow, Jim
Beckett, Alec
Benson, John
Benson, John
Bilsborrow, William
See details for all 101 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 29
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 101
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 101
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 3.5FT, height 7FT 8", width 4FT 3"
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Express - May 9, 2002
  • Lancs Evening Post 19 May 1998

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