Memorials and monuments in Kirklees

There are many memorials and monuments in the Kirklees area that list the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, not only in the First World War but also in other conflicts throughout the world. War memorials provide insight into the changing face of commemoration but also military, social and art history. You can find local, national and international memorials.

Gomersal during the war

Local memorials

Find local memorials in the Kirklees area and search the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, in World War One listed on them.

Search for war memorials

National and international memorials

National

You can upload images of war memorials or register your concerns about memorial conservation to help maintain an accurate record and conservation of memorials.

International

Find a grave or name on a memorial outside the UK.

Memorial archives and material

Archives

Search for war memorials or national graves using the archives.

Further news

Donating, fundraising, events and news

War memorial grants

In partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, English Heritage has made money available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England.

Soldiers walking behind each other

An interview with Amanda Walker

Amanda Walker works for Kirklees Museums and Galleries and is a Countryside Ranger at Oakwell Hall in Birstall. Moved by family stories from the First World War, she embarked on a journey to the official international Somme Centenary Commemorations at the Thiepval Memorial, France on 1 July 2016. Inspired by their family history, she and her mum, Eileen, embarked on an emotional journey.

Amanda said:
'I went with my mum as my great grandfather was a stretcher bearer and was blown up in the September at Bullecourt. He was lucky to survive but we discovered the trauma he must have gone through from the ambulance division's war diaries'.

Read the full interview with Amanda Walker

Amanda walker holding a wreath