Rawtenstall Municipal War Memorial

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Reference WMO151285


Rawtenstall Cemetery

Burnley Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other monument
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This memorial, which is listed as an historic monument, was erected at the instigation of Carrie Whitehead J.P. in September 1915 and is recognized as the first community World War One Memorial to be erected in this country.It was given 'Grade II Listed Building' status on 25th August 1999.
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This cross was erected by Carrie Whitehead, September 1915 that it might be some comfort to those who lost men very dear to them. In grateful memory of the men of Rawtenstall who gave their lives for their country in the Great War 1914 - 1918 He will swallow up death in victory, and the Lord will wipe away tears from all faces Is. XXV. 8.

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Grade II (England)


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