Queen Elizabeth School Benches WWI

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Reference WMO/272782


Queen Elizabeth School

Biggins Road

Kirkby Lonsdale



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Seat
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Slate
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: 4 refurbished Victorian benches in a group in a corner of the former walled vegetable garden of the school's Springfield House. Two have 2 names plaques on, the other two have 3 names plaques on. The garden is now a memorial garden/quiet space, the borders have poppies planted in them which seasonally flower. From November 2015 there is a Slate Dedication plaque on the wall behind the benches There are a number of records asssociated with Queen Elizabeth School see links for WMO/272781, WMO/272783 and WMO/272784
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Slate Plaque- FREEDOM IS NOT FREE 10 plaques each with a different name-We will remember/[name]

Slate Plaque- FREEDOM IS NOT FREE; Bench 1-We will remember/William Herbert Hartley/Died November 1917/Aged 23; We will remember/John William Haygarth/Died December 1915/Aged 21; Bench 2- We will remember/John Septimus Punchard/Died April 1919/Aged 44; We will remember/Wilfred Henry Jackson/Died May 1917/Aged 21; We will remember/John William Richardson/Died October 1916/Aged 34; Bench 3- We will remember/John Wilfred Huggonson/Died June 1915/Aged 23; We will remember/Thomas Arthur Airey/Died July 1916/Aged 21; We will remember/Gerald Kirk/Died April 1915/Aged 31; Bench 4- We will remember/Henry Cecil Clarke/Died February 1917/Aged 21; We will remember/Arthur Armer/Died September 1917/Aged 23

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