United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
  The Imperial War Museum

Barrow in Furness

Our Ref: 2079

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Address

Barrow Central Public Park
Barrow in Furness
CUMBRIA
England
 
Type: Pillar/Column
OS Map Ref: SD 203 699

Inscription

FWW HARD TO READ BUT:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF (BARROW IN FURNESS??) WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
SWW:
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF ALL SERVICE PERSONNEL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAR
ALSO KOREA AND CYPRUS CAMPAIGNS
HAVING MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
LEST WE FORGET
KOREA AND CYPRUS NAMES ARE INTERMINGLED; FIGURE BELOW IS FOR BOTH

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
COLUMN STONE - LIMESTONE       Good
PLAQUES BRONZE       Good

Physical Description

STONE PLATFORM ACCESSIBLE BY STEPS WITH A LARGE BASE AND PLAQUES SURMOUNTED BY WIDE SQUARE COLUMN. WW2 PLAQUES ON RAILINGS AROUND THE MEMORIAL PLATFORM.

BRONZE WREATH ON EACH FACE NEAR TOP
BRONZE RELIEF OF MOURNING SOLDIER, HEAD BOWED WITH UPTURNED IN FRONT OF TWO CROSSED FLAGS

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

War First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 616
Served & Returned 0
Died 616
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? surname > rank > regiment > decorations
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, decorations
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? Yes
War Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served & Returned 0
Died 0
Is this an exact count? Not known
How are the names ordered? surname > rank > regiment
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, decorations
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? No
War Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served & Returned 0
Died 6
Is this an exact count? Not known
How are the names ordered? surname > rank > regiment
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, decorations
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? No
War Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served & Returned 0
Died 268
Is this an exact count? Not known
How are the names ordered? surname > rank > regiment > decorations
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, decorations
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? No

Maintenance

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

BARROW COUNCIL

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date: c1922
RolePerformed By
Unveiled FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: None
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

Not known

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

All names for J Callow Records in separate file; sent in as single WP printout numbered 1 - 67

Comments:  
Photographs: 11
Other Documents: ORIGINAL BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Form / Letter: F
Negatives: No
Drawings / Plans: No
Minutes: No
Publications: 1
Press Cuttings: 1
Postcards: 3
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Illustrated London News     8 March 1924 p.398 Photograph of war memorial by night, 'Illustrated by electric lamps in the adjacent rockeries every evening.'
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection