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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Copeland
Town
Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66674
Current location

Document Reference YDFCRC 3/3/1
Whitehaven Archive & Local Studies Centre
Scotch Street
Whitehaven
Copeland
Cumbria
CA28 7NL
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 97575 18108
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • St Begh's Church
    Coach Road
    Whitehaven
    Copeland
    Cumbria
    CA28 7TE
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NX 97602 17538
    Denomination: Roman Catholic
Description
Printed Paper form
Inscription
Front of paper Of these named on this Memorial Card twenty-two were still members of the Whitehaven Company at the outbreak of the War, the others had been Members within the last few years. They all voluntarily joined the Forces./It is proposed to erect a Memorial in our Church that the memory of these gallant Members of the Boys’ Brigade may/ never fade, and as a token of our gratitude to them and to their comrades in arms; and also that succeeding generations of our boys /may know how they nobly answered the Call of Duty, and may be stimulated by their glorious example. /This proposal has the approval of the Parish Priest, and I feel sure that many will wish to give a donation towards it, that /we may be enabled to carry it out in a manner not unworthy of their memory. /OSWALD J. BERKELEY, /Chaplain, Catholic Boys’ Brigade./ Rear of Paper In Charity and Gratitude/Pray ye devoutly for the Souls of these Members of the Whitehaven Company of /The Catholic Boys' Brigade/Who gallantly responded to the Call to Arms, and bravely fought and/nobly died in the righteous Cause of Freedom and Justice /in the European War 1914 - 1918. /[names]/ May their Souls, and the Souls of all the Faithful departed, /Through the Mercy of God rest in peace.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, regiment, place of death, date of death, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
History
As this was replaced by the permanent marble memorial this paper was essentially ephemeral and survived only in the hands of private individuals. It was one of these that was passed to a local historian and then to the Archives Office
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Cumbria County Council

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