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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Copeland
Town
Hensingham, Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8992
Current location

On the wall in the entrance porch- the bronze and the Briggs Brass are on the RHS
the Burns Brass is on the LHS
under the WW2 bronze.
Hensingham Methodist Church
Main Street
Hensingham
Whitehaven
Copeland
Cumbria
CA28 8QU
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 98750 16935
Denomination: Methodist

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Previous locations
  • LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE CHURCH
    Methodist Church
    Lowther Street
    Whitehaven
    Copeland
    Cumbria
    CA28 7NL
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NX 97513 18038
    Denomination: Methodist
Description
The main memorial is bronze, with 35mm wide borders. The top and bottom are arcs. The words ‘In Grateful’ are arranged in a semicircle at the top. The two supplementary memorials are rectangular brasses.
Inscription
On the main Bronze Plaque- IN GRATEFUL/MEMORY/OF THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH/AND SCHOOL WHO GAVE THEIR/LIVES IN AND THROUGH THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/[names] On the supplementary Brass Plaque (under the Bronze)- ALSO/GUNNER JOHN B. BRIGGS/20TH MAY 1918 AT AMIENS On the supplementary Brass Plaque (on the opposite wall under the WW2 Bronze, WMA 8993)- ALSO/PRIVATE HENRY BURNS/MAY 27TH 1918, CHEMIN-DES-DAMES
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Briggs, John B
Burns, Henry
Collis, Leonard
Franks, Joseph Nicholson
Jackson, Arthur
Johnstone, Alexander James
Murry, Alfred
Warwick, William Henry
Wilson, Crosby
Wilson, Thomas
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: On the bronze: Surname (in alphabetical order) and forenames; on the two brasses-Surname, forenames, date and place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 475mm, width 370mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 75mm, width 280mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
1949 - The Bronze was removed temporarily to act as a template for the WW2 Memorial. 1996 - Removed to current location late in the year.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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