Grimethorpe War Memorial

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Reference WMO/170599


St Luke's Road



S72 7JA


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Pillar/column
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
  • Northern Ireland
About the memorial: Unveiled 11 November 1923 by Mr Vincent Knight. This memorial is a square column with pillars at each corner on a stepped base. It is topped by a hexagonal column with a dome and fancy fleur de lys cross. The stone of the columns is reddish while that of the pillars and base is grey.
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Erected to the Memory of the Soldiers & Sailors of this village who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. May their reward be as great as their sacrifice. (names) [On the base] In Loving memory of those who gave their lives in the 1939-45 War. (names)

Front Face WW1: E Allen West Yks, D Allott West Yks, C O M Bubb West Yks, G B Lennard West Yks, J Allott RFA, T Hill RFA, JT Marsh RFA C Pickles RFA. Front Face WW2: G H Nippers, F Chopping, H Allbrook, F W Gray, R Thornton, L Hopson. 1951 ( Malayan Emergency): J D Whitehead (James Daniel Whitehead) 1971 (Northern Ireland): Gnr C Loring RA (Clifford Loring) 1982 (Falklands Conflict): WO M Atkinson (Malcolm Atkinson) Left Hand Face WW1: KOYLI (Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) E Allwood, R Banks, W Connor, J Dixon, J W Gill, Wa Hall, C Hill, D Hughes, C O'Brien, A Prosser, J Rowley, T Turner, J H Vickers, J Herrod, G H Culshaw, J Gallagher, W Hall. R Jennings K Livpl E Howard RE, J W Howell RE, A Fotheringham RN, C Murray RMLI, T Wilman RGA, S Bird Cheshe Rgt, W Yates Bedfd Rgt, W Quinn Welsh Fus, J Harby Royal Fus, Left Hand Face WW2: T Hoop, F Silver, C J Lowe, I Linstead, C Loring, C Smith, C Wilkinson, S Leonards, S McMullen, G Kenchington, T Westhead, W Cook, Mrs L Judge, R Howson. Right Hand Face WW1: Y&L (York and Lancaster Regiment) H Blower, G Cosgrove, J Collishaw, A Davies, S Gill, H Haigh, G Harby, H Hemingway, J Jenighan, W T Hughes, W H Nicholson,m R Parker, T G Sellars, R Sudworth, W Whitehead, C Jackson, J Thompson, T Marr, J Robinson, S Stansfield, J Horabin, W H Atherton Munst Fus, F Wainwright Leicr Rgt, I Callinan Ryl Irish Rfls, W O'Brien Ryl Irish Rfls, (name obscured by scrollwork) H B Holdsworth DLI J Burton E Lancs, G Collins RE, J Roebuck N Staffs, W Crompton Y&L Right Hand Face WW2: D Meakin, A Baldwin, L Shaw, E Chamberlain, E Cox, S Stewarson, A Chiltern, E Allen, S Watson, I Shobrook, T Harrison, J Morris, C Rogerson, W Redmile.

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