Lepton War Memorial

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Reference WMO/95006

Address:

Parish Church

Green Balk Lane

Lepton

Huddersfield

HD8 0EW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Clock
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Clock and Lamp are recorded together here but have separate entries in the IWM Register 29291 and 29292. See links. Situated in the Parish Church on Green Balk Lane off Rowley Lane and in close proximity to Wakefield Road Lepton, Nr Huddersfield. The period commemorated is 1914 – 1919 and 1939 - 1945 Description – there are two stone tablets on either side of the main entrance door to the Church in honour of those men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the two World Wars. The Lamp of Remembrance is suspended from the ceiling in the main entrance lobby with a plaque on the inside of the main door with the wording:- The Lamp of Remembrance was placed in this Church in memory of the men from Lepton who gave their lives in the two World Wars and whose names are inscribed on the stone tablets on the south side of the Church Tower 9th December 1951
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Left hand side plaque The Clock in the above tower was erected by the residents of the Urban District to the memory of the men of Lepton who fell in the Great War of 1914 – 1919 These men of ours, unselfish, unafraid, went to the world wide fight forget not how they fought and how we prayed for England and for right. Greet them again with tender words and grave for, saving thee, themselves they could not save, -------------------- This is the memorial to their honour and of our gratitude Dedicated March 19th 1921 The Lamp of Remembrance is suspended from the ceiling in the main entrance lobby with a plaque on the inside of the main door with the wording:- The Lamp of Remembrance was placed in this Church in memory of the men from Lepton who gave their lives in the two World Wars and whose names are inscribed on the stone tablets on the south side of the Church Tower 9th December 1951

Right hand plaque Edward Atkinson John W. Barrow Hiram Brierley Willie Ball Joseph Clarkson Harry Clarkson Herbert Carlton Houston Daggs Anthony Fearnley Fred Denton George Froggatt Fred Hudson Albert Gardiner A. Haigh Arthur W. Jessop Joe Hallas Thomas Houghland Fred Hodgson George E. Kaye Arthur Kaye Ernest Liversedge Percy Kitson Wilfred Mallinson David Moxon Frank Lockwood E. B. Moorhouse Cyril Normanton George Pearson Thomas Senior George Senior Harry Sheffield Fred Swift James Sykes David Sykes Arthur Swallow Willie Spivey Willie Swallow Joe Scaife Harry Tunnacliffe Robert Sykes Harry Thewlis H. Wilson Frank Thornton Hubert Wood David Robertson Albert E. Brooks Also in honoured memory of the following who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939 -45 Harry L. Bamforth Jack Banks Albert Hall Jack Hallas Fred S. Jessop Arthur Norris Claude Sowden Geoffrey Stead David E. Symons

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