United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Borough of Morley

Our Ref: 148

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Address

SCATCHERD PARK
MORLEY
WEST YORKSHIRE
England
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SE 260 270

Inscription

ON PEDESTAL OF FIGURE: REMEMBER/ THE MEN OF THIS/ BOROUGH OF MORLEY/ WHO SEEKING THE/ WELFARE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR AND/ ARE NOW RESTING BEYOND THE SEAS

ON WALL: / 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALStone   Good
SCULPTUREBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

BRITANNIA HOLDING TRIDENT ALOFT IN RIGHT HAND SURMOUNTING SQUARE PEDESTAL, POSSIBLY HOLDING AN EAGLE WITH WINGS SPREAD IN HER LEFT HAND. BEHIND IS WALL BEARING NAME PANELS.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:453
Served & Returned0
Died453
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:110
Served & Returned0
Died110
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? > surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

1952, September: General Purpose Committee minute their decision not to spend funds on floodlighting the memorial.

1949, October: Wrights of Bradford appointed to cut the names of Second World War casualties.

1948, November: Morley Borough General Purpose Committee minutes record approval for the addition of Second World War names to the memorial. Names are to be gathered by the townhall and submitted by 1st January 1949.

Ceremonies

Date:21 May 1927
RolePerformed By
UnveiledALDERMAN JOSEPH KIRK
DedicatedREV C J BARTON

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
WALTER HENRY GILBERTSculptor
H H Martyn and Co.Founder/Foundry

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

The names for the Second World War are arranged by place, in order: Morley, Churwell, East and West Ardsley, Drighlington and Gildersome.

The design is similar to the memorials at Troon (our ref 2004) and Crewe (our ref 2232).

Comments: 
Photographs:2
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:Yes
Minutes:No
Postcards:2
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service  1927 
Council or Committee Minutes  1948-1952Copies held at Morley Local Studies Archive