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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Allerdale
Town
Workington
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 March 1921
    Attended by: Private J. Fleet of 1st Sherwood Foresters & Stoker F Harrison of HMS Temeraire
  • Undefined
    Date: 10th May 1992
    Attended by: Joan Minto
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67233
Current location

West End of Church
St Mary's Church
Salisbury Street
Workington
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA14 3TR
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 99448 27293
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • outside
    above entrance doors
    Mossbay Methodist Church
    Mossbay Road
    Workington
    Allerdale
    Cumbria
    CA14 3TH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NX 99192 27123
    Denomination: Methodist
Description
Bronze plaque in three sections with a large representation of a saluting soldier in the centre. The names are hand painted and are in three columns. It is fixed to the wall top and bottom with wooden battens. Below the memorial is a silver plaque recording the re-opening of the memorial here in 1992.
Inscription
LEFT HAND SIDE- SOUTH WARD/DIED/(names)/ Greater Love hath no man than this, That a/man lay down his Life for his Friends/ THOSE WHO SERVED/(names) CENTRE- 1914-1918/FOR KING AND COUNTRY RIGHT HAND SIDE-ROLL OF HONOUR/(names)/“They answered their Country’s Call/and did their Duty nobly”
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 316
    Served and returned: 258
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname and initials of forenames
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 855mm, width 175mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 60mm, width 95mm
    Materials: Silver
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 80mm, width 125mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
After removal from the Methodist Chapel it was in Westfield Parish Hall for about a year, before it was decided that the Church was a better location.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Whitehaven News page 5, 31st March 1921

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