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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Allerdale
Town
Workington
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), First World War - civilians, First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Solicitors Law Stationery Society Ltd, John Twiname Ltd, Mr G Hodgson
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 6 Nov 1955
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72680
Current location

underneath the Cenotaph
Vulcan's Park
Vulcan Street
Workington
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA14 2NE
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 00058 28558
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two Rolls of Honour (1 for each conflict), printed on parchment substitute, and placed in a lead casket under the Cenotaph in Vulcans Park (reference 4084)
Inscription
WW1- BOROUGH OF WORKINGTON/The Great War 1914-1918/List of the Names of the Workington Men and Women who gave their lives in the/Defence of their King and Country in the Great War, 1914-1918/A Copy of this List was deposited in the War Memorial/in the Public Park, Workington, June, 1928/ TOWN HALL, WORKINGTON/D.J. MASON, Mayor./THOMAS JACKSON, Town Clerk WW2- BOROUGH OF WORKINGTON/WORLD WAR II 1939-1945/LIST OF THE NAMES OF THE WORKINGTON/MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE DEFENCE OF THEIR KING AND/COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR II 1939-1945/B.O. MCKEATING, Mayor/RUSSELL C PHARAOH, Town Clerk/TOWN HALL, WORKINGTON
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, James
Armstrong, John
Armstrong, William
Askew, Furness
Atkinson, William
Barnes, Noble Dixon
Bell, John James
Cairns, James
Carruthers, E
Catto, John
See details for all 79 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, rank, date of death, address
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 157
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 157
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service number, service, date of death, address, other
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, address, service number, rank, service, decorations, date of death, place of death, manner of death
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 547
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 547
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, address, service number, rank, regiment, decorations, date of death, place of death, manner of death
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Parchment
  • Casket / Box
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • File reference SMBWO 1/3/892 which contains a paper copy of the WW2 Roll of Honour, and much correspondence about its formation, and printing. This file makes clear that the WW1 ROH, produced in 1927/1928 was not actually printed and placed under the Cenotaph until 1955

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