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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)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69168
Current location

West End of Church
behind the entrance doors from the porch
St John's Church
Washington Street
Workington
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA14 3AX
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 00441 28494
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
There are a series of 56 individual brass medallions on the oak panelling, one for each casualty. The lighting is terrible making them very difficult indeed to read- a very unsatisfactory memorial. There is an accompanying book, written by a local lady-Janet Mary Thompson in November 1998 which lists the names and gives biographical detail on each. Intending visitors may have to ask for the book (as it is not routinely left out), as far as I know there was only the one copy published. This is a far easier to use and more practical memorial.
Inscription
He died for freedom and honour (name)- There are 56 individual and identical memorials.
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Bacon, Stanley
Bateman, Frank
Benson, John Holliday
Bouch, John
Branthwaite, John
Briggs, William Lonsdale
Brown, Joseph William
Bryden, Herbert
Bryden, James
Canfield, Oliver
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames.
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 120mm dia, width 120mm dia
    Materials: Brass
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
There are reported to have originally been 46 of these plaques, not the current 56. All 46 were stolen on 24th April 1983. It is unknown if the current plaques are the 46 originals recovered,. plus 10 more, or all new ones.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • News and Star Newspaper 25 April 1983

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