Oakenshaw cum Woodlands

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Reference WMO171055

Address:

Victoria Park

Cleckheaton Road

Oakenshaw

Bradford

BD12

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Aden (20C)
About the memorial: A figure of a WWI soldier standing atop a granite plinth in Victoria Park, Oakenshaw near Bradford. The soldier is standing in mourning pose with head bowed and rifle reversed.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE SERVICES AND/ SACRIFICES RENDEREDBY THE MEN OF/ OAKENSHAW-CUM-WOODLANDS IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ AND WAS UNVEILED ON/ DECEMBER 18TH 1920/ 'GIVE PEACE TO THOSE WHO/ BROUGHT US PEACE'/ (Names) WITH THESE ALSO ARE REMEMBERED/ THE MEN OF THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names) (An additional name from the Aden conflict 1967)

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