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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Copeland
Town
Hensingham, Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
69344
Previous locations
  • St John's Church
    Egremont Road
    Hensingham
    Whitehaven
    Copeland
    Cumbria
    CA28 8QW
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NX 98564 16629
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
[unknown]
Inscription
FOR GOD AND KING AND COUNTRY/EUROPEAN WAR, 1914/HENSINGHAM’S CONTRIBUTION OF ITS BEST/The men of Hensingham who being able to offer their lives for the Sacred cause-did so willingly and gladly-to their imperishable honour:-/Compiled by Mr A Porter up to January 1918/[names of soldiers]/LADY HELPERS/Military Nurses:- [names]/ WAC-[name]/AWC-[name]/MORESBY VAD/Nurses:-[names]/Helpers:-[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitkenhead, David
Aitkenhead, Frank
Aitkenhead, James
Andrewartha, James
Andrewartha, Loftus
Andrewartha, Samuel
Armstrong, Leonard William
Armstrong, William
Backhouse, John
Banks, James
See details for all 342 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 327
    Served and returned: 327
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 15
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, position
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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