Birdsedge War Memorial

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Details

  • Situated on Penistone Road, in the garden area in front of Birdsedge First School and adjacent to Birdsedge Village Hall.
  • Description – This is a new Memorial Stone provided by Marshall’s Quarry with the wording by J. F. Evans Monumental Masons which was created in 2004 at a Dedication Service on Thursday 11th November 2004.

    The unveiling was carried out by Gladys Pell, Land Army Girl and the Service taken by the Reverend T. Robins

    Wreaths were laid by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dr. Ingrid Roscoe, the Deputy Mayor of Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Councillor Margaret Fearnley and children from Birdsedge First School.

    The Exhortation and Kohima Epitaph was given by Hubert Rhodes, President of the West Yorkshire Royal British Legion

    The period commemorated is 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945

Photos

Birdsedge War Memorial
Birdsedge War Memorial
Birdsedge War Memorial

Location by map

The marker Google marker represents the location of the war memorial in Birdsedge.

Inscriptions

The Inscription reads::

Lest We Forget

1914 – 1918

1939 – 1945

They Gave Their Today’s
For Our Tomorrows

The names of the men who died for their country from Birdsedge and District are on a plaque in Birdsedge Village Hall

Names and plaques

1914 - 1918


  • Franke Eaden Cook
  • Archie Roberts
  • Jone Eaden Cook
  • Arthur Williamson
  • Ralph Armfield
  • Harry Ellis
  • George E. Gibson


1939 - 1945


  • I. H. Shobbrock