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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Lancaster
Town
Carnforth
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68887
Current location

west end of south wall
Christ Church
New Road
Carnforth
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA5 9LD
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 49898 70511
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two bronze plaques, 1 for each conflict, below each other, with a flower shelf below and a separate Brass Plaque for the carpeting in the shrine area, which was given after WW2. This plaque is reputed to have been originally attached to a kneeler but is now on a very low shelf behinf the prayer desk in front of the plaques, so is hard to find. There is also a stained glass window and a prayer desk to one of the WW2 casualties-see separate reports.
Inscription
AMDG AND IN PERPETUAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CARNFORTH AND FROM CARNFORTH HOMES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US AND THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. THE ADJACENT WINDOW IS PLACED IN THIS CHURCH/[names]/1920/[names] FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY. IN HALLOWED MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/[names]/R.I.P. The carpet in this SHRINE was given by WT & AJ CHERRY/in remembrance of the men/who fell in two World Wars/1914-1918 and 1939-1945/”FOR YOUR TOMORROW THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY”
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Robert George
Armer, Albert Henry
Astley, Jack
Atkinson, William
Bagguley, Edward
Bagguley, Robert Beck
Baines, John
Balderson, Samuel
Balderson, Thomas
Barton, Robert
See details for all 70 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 1035mm, width 690mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 250mm, width 690mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 75mm, width 150mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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