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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blackburn
Town
Darwen
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messrs Braithwaite, of Darwen (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 October 1919
    Attended by: Mrs Mather
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
78307
Current location

In the former Mill Entrance for the Mill (Still standing in 2018)
(Former) India Mill
Ashton Lane
Darwen
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB3 2AY
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 69400 21700
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
White marble pointed topped tablet with crossed rifles and artilery gun at top, centre, a monarchial crown, top left, and a Peaked Cap, top right. Mounted on two corbels and stone backboard.
Inscription
1914 / ROLL OF HONOUR / 1919 / TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN BENEFACTORS / (Names) / THE FOLLOWING ALSO SERVED THEIR KING & COUNTRY/ (Names) / BRAITHWAITE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, J
Ainsworth, W
Aspden, T B
Bamber, W
Barker, J
Barker, S
Baxendale, F
Boardman, W
Brocklebank, C
Brown, H
See details for all 76 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 64
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, decoration
    Order of information: the fallen by surname THEN the served by surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Darwen Gazette, Saturday, 4 October 1919 Mill Memorial Tribute Unveiled at Darwen- The ceremony of unveiling a war memorial was on Saturday afternoon performed at India Mill, in the presence of a large company of workpeople. Mr Henry Barker presided, and said every phase of life had felt the shattering influence of the severe and prolonged war. The lads from their mill had been soldiers in the truest sense, and had upheld the honour of their country and the neighbourhood from which they hailed. The memorial was in honour of all who went from the mill irrespective of military distinction, who had helped to win freedom which was the pride of every Englishman. (Applause). The unveiling ceremony was performed by Mrs Mather, who said the boys whose names appear on the memorial had made the greatest and most noble sacrifice it was possible for anyone to make. Mrs W Barker moved a vote of thanks to Mrs Mather, and it was seconded by Mr W Jenkinson, and supported by Mr E M Davies JP. The memorial is a beautiful work of art and is the work of Messrs Braithwaite, of Darwen
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 4 October 1919
  • Darwen News 1 October 1919

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