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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Copeland
Town
Whitehaven
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 Oct 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Barrow
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 October 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Barrow
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8999
Current location

Either side of the main entrance doors from the porch to the cafe
St Nicholas' Church
Lowther Street
Whitehaven
Copeland
Cumbria
CA28 7DG
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 97402 18148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two identical rectangular plaques with the lettering in black and a decorative border.
Inscription
South side plaque: IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ AND THE CONGREGATION/ WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/ A MANLAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS AND OTHER FRIENDS. North side plaque: IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ AND CONGREGATION/ WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY PARISHI0NERS AND OTHER FRIENDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addison, John W
Armstrong, John F
Armstrong, Leonard W
Ashworth, John
Banks, Richard R
Beere, Albert
Bell, David
Bennett, George W
Benson, Fred
Benson, Issac
See details for all 104 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 104
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 104
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 1140mm, width 510mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • West Cumberland Times 27/10/1920 page 7

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