Calthwaite

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Reference WMO172453

Address:

Calthwaite Churchyard

Calthwaite

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Aberdeen Granite rough hewn stone of remembrance (dedication face dressed) with a carved soldier's rifle & helmet, surmounted by a simple rough hewn cross. All within an enclosure.Unveiled 16/1/1921 by the Earl of Carlisle, who had lived at Calthwaite Hall as a boy, Dedicated by Revd G W Reece, Wesleyan Methodist Minister. Charlie Forster, one of the dead, was the son of the village headmaster. When his father recorded his son’s death in the school logbook he added the comment “No singing today as master not in singing mood”.
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ERECTED IN/GRATEFUL MEMORY/OF THE MEN OF/CALTHWAITE DISTRICT/WHO DIED IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914-1918/ [names]/ “THEY WOULD NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH”

W. BANKS ARMY SERVICE CORPS/ I. REAY 4TH BORDER REGT/ W E BLAYOCK 5TH BORDER REGT/ W KINNEAR LANCASHIRE FUS/ J T DIXON 11TH BORDER REGT/ R W GRAHAM BLACK WATCH/ J D SLEE 2ND BORDER REGT/ W ION RIFLE BRIGADE/ I ATKINSON 19TH DLI/ C D FORSTER 2/4TH LEICESTER REGT/ W JOHNSTON 7TH BORDER REGT/ J G LAZONBY B BATT TANK CORPS/

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