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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Blackburn
Town
Blackburn
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 August 1920
    Attended by: Lieutenant-Colonel F.A. Dixon, D.M.G., D.S.O., R.A.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 August 1920
    Attended by: Rev. F.G. Chevassut, M.A. Vicar
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
710
Current location

5
St Jude's Church
Didsbury Street
Blackburn
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 3JL
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 70038 28163
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • In the grounds
    Blackburn Cathedral
    Cathedral Close
    Blackburn
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB1 5AA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 68365 27989
    Denomination: Church of England
  • St Thomas' Church
    Lambeth Street
    Blackburn
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB1 1LE
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Church of England
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Description
A decorative celtic cross with tapering shaft, pedestal and two stepped stone base. Inscription is carved on the shaft, followed by names which are carved on the pedestal. Capital lettering in black.
Inscription
Front face-THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN / FROM ST THOMAS'S CHURCH / AND SCHOOL WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / AND WHOSE NAMES ARE / INSCRIBED BELOW / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS Reverse face-This Memorial Was Unveiled By Lieutenant-Colonel F.A. Dixon, D.M.G., D.S.O., R.A./And Dedicated By The Rev. F.G. Chevassut, M.A. Vicar, On Sunday August 15th 1920
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alker, J
Almond, F
Almond, J
Anderson, D
Aspin, J
Baker, H
Baron, N
Barton, T
Beardsworth, R
Beardsworth, R
See details for all 179 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 179
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 179
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, rank, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Lancashire Evening Telegraph Thursday, 17 July 2003 - "Memorial is moving back home"
  • The names on the Roll: Pte.J. Alker; Pte.F. Almond; Std J. Almond; Cpl. D. Anderson; Pte.J. Aspin; Pte. H. Baker; Sgt. N. Baron; Pte.T. Barton; Pte.R. Beardsworth; Pte.R. Beardsworth; Pte.J. Berry; Gnr. T. Bibby; Pte.D. Bleasdale; Dvr. W. Bleasdale; R.N. J. Bolton; Pte.R. Bolton; Pte.J. Bottomley; Pte.T. Bottomley. Sig. O. Booth M.M.; Pte.W. Bradley Pte.E. Briggs; Pte.T. Briggs; Pte.J. Brighouse; Pte.J. Brown; Pte.F. Burgess; Pte.J. Butterworth; Pte.J.F. Carter; Pte.W.E. Carter; Sgt. R. Catlow; Pte.W. Catlow; Cpl. T. Chaples; Pte.T. Charnock; Pte.J. Cheetham; Pte.A. Clarke; Rfn.. T. Clayton; Pte. J. Cook; Pte. F. Cox; Pte. A. Dawson; L.Cpr. J. Denny; Pte.J.E. Dewhurst; Pte.T. Dewhurst; Pte T. Doughty; Pte.F. Duxbury; Pte.A. Earnshaw; Pte.C.A.G. Eastwood Pte. H. Eddleston; Pte. R.T. Edmondson; Pte. F.W. Eccles; L/Cpl J. Fielding; Pte. F. Fenor; Pte. J.A Fuller; Rfn. H.H. Fortescue; 2Lt. F. Gertson D.C.M.; Cpl. G. Gregson Pte. J. Garth; Pte. J. Green; Pte. W.C. Greenhalgh; Pte. F. Greenwood; Pte. W. Gregory; Pte. H.H. Gregson; R.N. E. Hargreaves; Pte. I. Hargreaves; Dvr. J. Hargreaves; Pte. R. Hargreaves; L/c. R Hargreaves; Pte. T. Hargreaves; Pte H. Harrison; Pte. F. Harwood; Dvr. P.D. Harwood; Pte. F. Heaton; Pte. G. Henshall; Pte. W.H. Hindle; Gnr. R. Hodson; Pte J. R. Hogg; S.M. J.W. Holden; Gnr. R.S. Holden; Pte. H. Horsefield; Pte. J. Howard; Pte. E. Howarth; L/Cpl. H. Huckerby; Pte. F.S. Hutchinson; Pte. F. Hyde; Pte. R. Isherwood; Pte. A. Jackson; Pte. A. Jones Pte. J.E. Kearton; Pte. R. Kenyon; Pte. W. Kenyon; Pte. J. Kershaw; Sgt. J.T. Knowles; Sgt. H. Lancaster M.M.; Sgt. T.H. Lancaster. L/Cpl. W.R. Lowe; Pte. W.B. Lancaster; Pte. R Lawson; Pte. R.S. Lee; Pte. A. Litherland ; Pte. E. Litherland ; Pte. R. Livesey; Pte. Longworth; Pte. T. Lund; Pte. E. Lund; Sct. R. Lowther; Pte. W. Lowther; Pte. H. Maden; Pte. A. Markland; Pte. S. Markland; Pte. T.E. Marron; Pte. C.H. Marsh; Pte. A. Metcalf; Pte. J. Morley; Pte. P. Morley; Pte E. Morris; Cpl. A Mortermer; Cpl. J. Nuttall; Pte. J. Parker; Pte. F. Parkinson; Pte. C Parkinson; Pte. J. Pickup; Pte. T. Pickup; Pte. H. Pope; Pte. J.B. Porter; Pte. J. Rawlinson; Pte. W. Read; Pte. H. Richards; Pte. T. Riches; Pte. W.H. Rigby; Pte. H. Riley; Pte. T. Rawcliffe; Pte. H. Robinson; Pte. J. Rostron; Pte. H.B. Rushton; Pte. J. Rushton; Gnr. A. Richards; 2Lt. C.F. Sames; Sgt. J.E. Sanderson; Cpl. F. Schofield; 2Lt. J. Schofield V.C.; Pte. C. Scholes; Pte. E. Sharples; Pte. J. Sharples; Pte. E. Shaw; Pte. F. Shaw; Pte. H. Shorrock; Pte. J. Simms; Rfn. R. Simpson; Pte. J.R. Singleton; Sgt. A.E Smith; Pte. J. Smith; Pte. T. Smith; Pte. F. Sowerbutts; Pte. R. Speight; Pte. H. Spencer; Pte. R. Stewart; Pte. A. Stevenson; Pte. J. Stones; Pte. F. Street Pte. J. Strong; Pte. D. Summer; Pte. A. Sutton; Pte. C. Swindlehurst; Pte. J.J. Turner; Rfn. W. Turner; Pte. J.W. Walmsley; Pte. C. Walsh; Pte. J. Walsh; Pte. P Walsh; Pte. W. Walsh; Pte. J.T. Walton; Pte. H. Webster;Pte. H. Webster;Pte.Jno. Whalley; Pte. Jos. Whalley; Pte. J.D. White; Pte. W. Whitehead; Sgt. T. Wild; 2Lt. P.A. Woodhouse; Dvr. Woods; L/Cpl. W. Wren​.
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 28 June 1919 and 21 August 1920
  • Blackburn Times 21 August 1920

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