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Memorial details

Memorial type
Seat
District
Barrow In Furness
Town
Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62329
Current location

Sea Bank
north end of the car park off this road junction
Junction of Biggar Bank Road And Thorny Nook Lane
Walney Island
Barrow-in-Furness
Barrow In Furness
Cumbria
LA14 3AX
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 18323 66275
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Polished red granite bench set on a stone base with inscription in inscribed back lettering on the back rest. On the reverse of the bench is the badge of the Parachute Signals on a black granite plaque.
Inscription
In Loving Memory Of Fallen Hero/ Sergeant PETER WILLIAM THORPE/ Born 3.1.1979 in Barrow in Furness/ Died 1.7.2006 in Sangin, Afghanistan/ Fighting the war against terrorism/ A Treasured Son, Brother, Partner,/ Grandson, Nephew and Cousin/ An inspiration to all who knew him/ Gone but never forgotten/ Rest in Peace
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Thorpe, Peter William
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Commemorations
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,place of death,forename,place of birth,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Seat
    Measurements: depth 330mm, height 700mm, width 1220mm
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 220mm, width 220mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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