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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Allerdale
Town
Workington
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th August 1922
    Attended by: Mr Tom Cape MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27th August 1922
    Attended by: Revd JR Croft
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62322
Current location

South West Stairwell between Ground and First Floors.
St Michael's Church
Church Street
Workington
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA14 2EZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 99731 28960
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Workington Post Office
    Murray Road/ Finkle Street
    Workington
    Allerdale
    Cumbria
    CA14 3EA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NY 004 288
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Nowy-headed copper plaque mounted on a wooden backboard. The inscription is in relief. Top centre is a raised wreath with the dates of the war. The names of the fallen are inscribed on a relief scroll centrally with those who served in three columns below.
Inscription
1914/ 1918/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF WORKINGTON POST OFFICE/ WHO FOUGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR./ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ (Names).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beck, Jw
Boot, Ja
Buck, Ra
Cheesman, Wh
Ellison, Wr
Hardon, G
Jeffery, Ii
Larkin, J
Lowe, E
Mcavoy, W
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 12
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 580mm, width 780mm
    Materials: Copper
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 710mm, width 920mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Workington Star 1/9/1922 page 5d

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