National United Service Club

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Reference WMO/287218


Darwen Library

Knott Street




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Rectangular white marble tablet with black line border. Motifs in each corner from each of the services. Lettering incised in black, names in two columns. This seems to be a partial remake. Inlaid in the ornamental headpiece is a rose with the Title; National United Service Club At the opposite corners appear figures of cannons. Below is the general panel. This is surmounted by a scroll in which appears the Inscription; Emblems of the varied services were ornamented at each corner of the tablet. As part of the War Memorial scheme a large photograph of the first 60 men who enlisted from the club was hung on the east wall. It was noted that of the 280 members of the club 269 joined the services. However, this photograph appears to be lost. The Club was originally at Wellington Fold, Darwen
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Currently-1914-1919-1939-1945/ERECTED/ BY THE MEMBERS OF THIS/ CLUB, TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THEIR/ COMRADES & FELLOW MEMBERS WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WARS. Originally- National United Service Club/1914 European War 1919/Erected /by the Members of This/ Club to the Everlasting Memory of Their Comrades and Fellow Members Who Made /the Supreme Sacrifice in The Great War/[Names]/Greater Love Hath No Man Than This/That He Lay Down His Life For His Country

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