Birkin World War 1 Memorial

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Reference WMO253841

Address:

St Mary's Church,

Intake Lane,

Birkin,

Knottingley,

WF11 9LX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The meorial is an inscribed stone plaque set within a frame of 2 square columns supporting a timpanum on which is the figure of a Knight holding a sword point down and in his right hand a shield of the cross of England. On either side of the knight are the dates 1914 & 1919. Under tha base supporting the 2 colums is a further shaped piece of stone with a further inscription. It appears that the knight may have been coloured and the dates gilded, but nearly all of this is now lost.
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In loving memory of the men of this parish who fell in the Great War. Names (On the base) Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Frederick William Poskitt; James Brown; Arthur Hawksworth; Alfred Ernest Stocker; John Roebuck; Thomas Edward Scholey; William Johnson; Jackson Barnes; Herbert Barnes;

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