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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blackburn
Town
Darwen
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Redmand of Bolton Road, Darwen (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 September 1920
    Attended by: Major E L Carus
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62472
Current location

Darwen Library
Knott Street
Darwen
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB3 1BH
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 693 223
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • On the north wall of an upstairs room
    National United Service Club
    Wellington Fold
    Darwen
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB3 1EQ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 688 230
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular white marble tablet with black line border. Motifs in each corner from each of the services. Lettering incised in black, names in two columns. This seems to be a partial remake as the original description is- Inlaid in the ornamental headpiece is a rose with the Title; National United Service Club At the opposite corners appear figures of cannons. Below is the general panel. This is surmounted by a scroll in which appears the Inscription; Emblems of the varied services were ornamented at each corner of the tablet.
Inscription
Currently-1914-1919-1939-1945/ERECTED/ BY THE MEMBERS OF THIS/ CLUB, TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THEIR/ COMRADES & FELLOW MEMBERS WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WARS. Originally- National United Service Club/1914 European War 1919/Erected /by the Members of This/ Club to the Everlasting Memory of Their Comrades and Fellow Members Who Made /the Supreme Sacrifice in The Great War/[Names]/Greater Love Hath No Man Than This/That He Lay Down His Life For His Country
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Aspin, J
Aspin, W
Aspinall, T
Boswell, T
Bury, T H
Dinsdale, E
Dowd, J
Duerden, J
Entwistle, A
Farnill, J
See details for all 28 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank (for one officer only)
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 690mm, width 580mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
Letters need repainting.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Lancashire Telegraph 9, 11 and 22 September 2008
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 2 October 1920
  • Darwen News 2 October 1920
  • Darwen Advertiser 1 October 1920
  • Darwen Gazette 2 October 1920

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