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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Copeland
Town
Hensingham, Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS NASH & HULL
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 April 1949
    Attended by:
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 April 1949
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8993
Current location

Entrance Porch
Hensingham Methodist Church
Main Street
Hensingham
Whitehaven
Copeland
Cumbria
CA28 8RE
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 98747 16924
Denomination: Methodist

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Previous locations
  • Methodist Church
    Lowther Street
    Whitehaven
    Copeland
    Cumbria
    CA28 7NG
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NX 97503 18034
    Denomination: Methodist
Description
The memorial is bronze, with 35mm wide borders which have a leaf motif. The top and bottom are arcs and the lettering is raised.
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH/ AND SCHOOL WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN AND THROUGH THE/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bone, Eric
Borrowdale, Joseph L
Carey, Eric R
Carey, Robert E
Eccles, Edmund
Moorhouse, Edwin
Shaw, G Trevor
Stout, Geoffrey S
Tranmer, Eric W
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 475mm, width 360mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £43/3/6

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: By Mrs Hannah Sophia Carey, the mother of two of the casualties
Reference
  • Docket of Chapel Papers Ref. YDFCM2/654 Held at Whitehaven Record Office

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