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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Hyndburn
Town
Accrington
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Falklands Conflict (1982), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Maker
PROFESSOR C H REILLY, HERBERT TYSON SMITH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01 July 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
601
Current location

OAK HILL PARK
59 Hollins Lane
Accrington
Hyndburn
Lancashire
BB5 2LB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 76513 27667
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TALL OBELISK MOUNTED ON MASSIVE PEDESTAL. BEHIND IT IS A WALL FOR THE FALLEN OF WW2 CARVED FEMALE GRIEF HOLDING WREATH AND PALM ON MAIN FACE OF OBELISK. IONIC PILLASTERS ON EITHER SIDE. LISTED GRADE II.
Inscription
FRONT: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF ACCRINGTON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / THIS LAND INVIOLATE / THEIRS THE GLORY REAR: NORTHERN / IRELAND / (NAME) / FALKLANDS / CAMPAIGN 1982 / (NAMES) WALL: LET US REMEMBER THOSE WHO IN THEIR LIVES FOUGHT AND DIED FOR US IN MEMORIAM 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 865
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 865
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 173
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 173
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
Listing information
  • Accrington 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

Site: £6885

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
HYNDBURN BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Roll of Honour, printed 1919.
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 140/41 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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