Borough of Whitehaven WW2 Book of Remembrance

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Reference WMO/281997


Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre

Scotch Street


CA28 7NN


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
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  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Leather bound, paper Roll of Honour, kept in the strongroom-this was originally in the town hall. The Roll of Honour was originally in a glass fronted wooden case which was scrapped c2007- now kept in Archival conditions in the strongroom. Document DH7/3. Originally at the Town Hall, Scotch Street/Duke Street Corner, Whitehaven then Upstairs in the quiet room of the Daniel Hay Library, Catherine Street, Whitehaven. Relocated from there when the town Archives Centre opened. This is one of two copies- the other is buried under the Cenotaph- WMO/164097
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Borough of Whitehaven/ BOOK of REMEMBRANCE/ Within the pages of this book/ are recorded the names of/ MEN AND WOMEN/ of the/ BOROUGH of/ WHITEHAVEN/ who served their country and/ the Commonwealth with self-/ sacrifice and courage in the/ Second World War for/ Freedom and the Rights/ of Man/ 1939 - 1945 THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/This Book is a symbol of remembrance/to those of our town who lost their lives/in the Second World War 1939-1945/It contains the names and addresses only:/rank and other details have been omitted/because "Death makes equal high and low" Deep/in our hearts we think of those whose names/are recorded here not as ranks and numbers/but as individuals whom we have known/and loved./In life they contributed to/the moulding of the community and in/death remind us that the price of liberty/is vigilance, valour and sacrifice. As heirs/of the precious heritage for which they/fought and fell/WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/John Walsh/J.P. C.C./Mayor/Town Hall, Whitehaven/October 1953/[173 names]

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