Silsden Memorial,

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Reference WMO/211170


Bolton Road,



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Tall well-made obelisk with square plinth and three-stepped base. Wreath and incised cross on each face at the top. At bottom of plinth, below names, on each face: For Liberty (6 O'c.)/ For Country (9 O'c.)/ For Honour (3 O'c.)/ For Justice (12 O'c.).
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On obelisk (Front Face): In/ grateful memory/of the men/ of/ Silsden/ who laid down/ their lives/ for/ Liberty, Honour/ and/ Justice/ and/ in defence of/ King and Country/ in the Great War/ 1914-1919/ WW1 Names./// Other faces: WW1 Names.On plinth: 1939 World War II 1945/ We will rember them/ WW2 Names/// Other faces: Left Side: Also/ in grateful remembrance of/ the services of the other 603 men of Silsden/ who joined in the defence of their country/ in the Great War 1914-1919/ but who in offering an equal service/ were not called to an equal sacrifice. Right Side: At the going down of the sun/ and in the morning/ we will remember them.

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