Rawmarsh and Parkgate Cenotaph

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Reference WMO/260742

Address:

High Street

jct Westfield Road and Church Street

Rawmarsh

Rotherham

S62 6LT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial commemorates the residents of Rawmarsh who were killed or missing in the First World War (325 names) and the Second World War (70 names). Cenotaph on raised platform in front of wall. Inscription on the face of the Cenotaph, with names from WW1 and the left and right faces. Panels with inscriptions and names mounted on wall to the right for WW2. Panels on the wall to the left are post WW2. A poppy set into the ground nearby commemorates a restoration in 2009 and a horse trough commemorates the klloss of 100,000 hiorses in WW1.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN ABIDING REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR A TOKEN OF THANKSGIVING FOR PRESERVATION DURING THE WAR AND A SYMBOL OF HOPE FOR A NEW WORLD WHEREIN WAR SHALL BE NO MORE. GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS 1914-1918 Wall, right side of cenotaph: (Names)/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF RAWMARSH AND PARKGATE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945 Wall, left side of cenotaph: (Inscription unknown.)

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