Holmfirth Civic Hall War Memorial

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Reference WMO/151726


Huddersfield Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Situated in the entrance lobby of the Civic Hall (formally the Drill Hall) in Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth some 500 yards from the centre of the Town in close proximity to the local Supermarket. The period commemorated is 1900 – 1901 and 1914 – 1919 Plaque No 1 1900 – 1901 South African War (Boer War) A flat brass plate, with representation of soldiers in Khaki drill (left) and full dress (right). situated in the entrance lobby. The inscription below is all engraved and filled in, in black A photograph exists of the men who formed this contingent The designer was Eli Collins & Co Ltd of Holmfirth
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The Inscription including a Regimental badge with title reads as follows:- F. Company 2nd V. B. Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment Holmfirth This tablet was erected by public subscription to show the appreciation of the self-sacrifice and bravery in the field of under-mentioned non-commissioned officers and men of F (Holmfirth) Co. who in response to their country’s call volunteered and served in the South African War 1900 – 1901. Transeat in Exemplum R. R. Mellor Captain Commanding F. Co. September 1901 Plaque No 2 1914 – 1919 World War 1 A brass plaque, mounted on a carved wooden frame with Regimental badge and title Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and is situated again in the entrance lobby within the Civic Hall. The inscription reads as follows:- 5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Holmfirth Company In glorious and grateful memory of the Officers, non-commissioned Officers and Men from this district who died in the service of their King and Country Great War 1914 – 1919

South African War tablet names are: 2189 Lance- Sergt Fred Hirst 3961 Corpl Frank Eastwood 3823 Lance-Corpl W.E. Tolson 4016 Lance-Corpl J.E. Kimberley 1469 Private John Quinn 3310 Private John Dearnley 3554 Private John Bray 3895 Private H. Wordsworth 4017 Private J.W. Brook 4022 Private J.H. Booth 4222 Private Jepson Brook 4262 Private J.R. Woodhead

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