The Cross of Sacrifice


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Reference WMO230178

Address:

Whitby Cemetery

Larpool Lane

Whitby

YO22 4NA

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:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Cross of Sacrifice, erected after the 1914-1918 War, serves as a central memorial to the servicemen of both wars who lie buried in the cemetery.The names are not recorded on the War Memorial boards in St Mary's church but they are commemorated here by the gravestones of the Commonwealth War Graves Commision. WWI 38 graves, WWII 27 graves see http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery.aspx?cpage=1 Some of the other First World War casualties were caused by the bombardment of Whitby by the German Navy in December 1914. The majority of the 28, 1939-1945 burials were naval casualties, many of whom were sailors belonging to the Royal Naval Patrol Service. 1 is an unidentified seaman of the Merchant Navy. Six Belgian Merchant Navy seamen are also buried here, members of the crew of the SS Charles which was wrecked off Saltwick Nab on the night of 3rd February 1940, their bodies having been washed ashore near Whitby.
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To the honoured memory of those soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for their country in the Great War and who lie buried in this cemetery. Their Name Liveth For Evermore

See http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1&sort=name&order=asc

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