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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blackburn
Town
Blackburn
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
The Bromsgrove Guild (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 30 December 1920
    Attended by: J. Wilcock Holgate, of Wilmar Lodge who was a director of the company
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 December 1920
    Attended by: Archdeacon Richardson
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Lost
Lost
WM Reference
62443
Current location
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Previous locations
  • Refuge Assurance Offices
    Ainsworth Street
    Blackburn
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB1 6DJ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 683 283
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Plaque. In a panel, on the left-hand side was a sword, wreathed with laurel which extended the full length of the tablet.
Inscription
PRO DEO PRO REGE ET PRO PATRIA/ REFUGE ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED ROLL OF HONOUR IN/ TRIBUTE TO THE 393 MEMBERS OF STAFF OF THE/ BLACKBURN DIVISION WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR OF/ 1914-1919 AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beasley, T
Berry, A L
Bloomfield, W E
Burrows, J
Cowley, J
Ellis, W
Finch, D
Fowler, A H
Greenhalgh, G W
Grundy, J
See details for all 41 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Blackburn Times 1 January 1921
  • Then follow 41 names of the men who died, they are: Pte T. Beasley, West Yorks.; Pte A.L. Berry, Liverpool Sco.t; Pte W.E. Bloomfield, West Yorks.; Corpl. J. Burrows, West Yorks.; Pte J. Cowley, L.N. Lancs.; Pte W. Ellis, Durham L.I.; Gnr. D. Finch, R.G.A.; Bdr. A.H. Fowler R.G.A.; Pte G.W. Greenhalgh, East Lancs.; Pte J. Grundy, Roy. Lancs.; Pte J.G Hartley, Gloucesters; Gnr. F. Horrocks, Tank Corps; Pte F. Horsfall, East Lancs.; Rfn. S. Hughes, K.R.R.C.; Sergt. M. Jagger, West Riding; Pte G. Jackson, R.E.; Pte H.S. Jackson, West Yorks.; Bdr. W. Kenyon, R.F.A.; Pte J. Lamb, Inniskilling Fus.; Pte W. Lingard, East Yorks.; Sergt. A.W. Martin, West Yorks.; Able Seaman H. Messenger, R.N.; Pte H. Midwood, West Riding; Lieut. H.H. Mitchell, East Lancs.; Pte G.P. Pearson, East Lancs.; Pte H. Ratcliffe, East Surry; Pte G. Robinson, R.A.M.C. Pte F. Rule, Manchesters; Lance Corpl. P.R. Russell, A. and S. Highlanders; Pte C. Seed, N. Fus.; Pte F. Sutcliffe, N. Fus.; Tpr. H. Thomas, Guards; Pte H.H. Trafford, Cheshires; Lance Corpl. A. Watt, S. Lancs. Pte E. Webster R.A.M.C.; Sergt. F.H. Whitehead, R.F.A.; Pte Whyte, R.A.M.C. Pte J. Willett, Durham L.I.; Sergt. N.B. Wilson, R.E.; Pte. E. Woffenden, East Yorks.; Bdr. M.E. Wright, R.F.A.
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 1 January 1921. Page 7.

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