previous
next
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Stuart Nicholson

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Stuart Nicholson (WMR-66929)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:

Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Copeland
Town
Bigrigg
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
G. Maile & Son of 367 Euston Road, London, Erected by Mr A Chapple: Parishioner, relation of one of the casualties
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 Nov 1920
    Attended by: Miss Havercroft of Seascale (formerly of Bigrigg)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 Nov 1920
    Attended by: The Rector-Revd W Thwaites
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66929
Current location

west end of south wall
St John's Church
A595
Bigrigg
Copeland
Cumbria
CA22 2UT
England

OS Grid Ref: NX99785 13810
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
Polished Brass Plaque set on oak with names in 2 columns . Most lettering is in black, but some lettering is picked out in red. There is a shelf below the memorial for flowers etc.
Inscription
1914+1918/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/THE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT/WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (names)/ “GOD PROVED THEM AND FOUND THEM WORTHY FOR/HIMSELF WISDOM III.V
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barbour, John
Bell, Lancelot
Bryan, Thomas
Chapple, Lancelot
Cranke, Harry
Donaldson, William
Eilbeck, Burnett
Errington, Joseph
Faragher, Thomas
Farragher, William
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname & full forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 830mm, width 545mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 960mm, width 650mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Whitehaven News 18th November 1920
  • Moor Row Primary school have fully researched all the casualties-their file is on the Local History Shelves at Whitehaven Record Office

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-66929

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.