Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A new village memorial for the World Wars

1. Sandwith and Rottington War Memorial
[Two small villages in West Cumbria]
A modern memorial remembering the World Wars
2. A list of remembrance for the World Wars
[Villagers of Sandwith and Rottington, West Cumbria]
3. Poppy wreath tribute left by the villagers
 For additional information click on 'Comments' below.


Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information
A 21st Century War Memorial

The West Cumbrian parish and village has been unusual for many years in having two ‘official’ village war memorials plus additional memorials for St Bees School, including one for three Victoria Cross recipients of the 1914 – 1918 war. St Bees parish church also displays ‘Rolls of Honour’ for the nearby village school of Sandwith which is part of the ecclesiastical parish of St Bees. A previous article has been written and posted to this website about the St Bees village war memorials, which can be read by clicking on the following link [here] .

Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War (1914 – 1918) and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War (1939 – 1945) Sandwith and the neighbouring village of Rottington, also within the ecclesiastical parish of St Bees, have erected a new memorial commemorating the World Wars [Photograph No. 1]. While the names if the Sandwith and Rottington are commemorated on the St Bees village memorials, they are also now listed on this memorial [Photograph No. 2]. Tributes of poppy wreaths and crosses have been placed at this 21st Century memorial [Photograph No. 3].

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Below is a transcription of the war memorial:

In Memory of the Men of
Who lost their lives in the
1914 – 1918
William Ashburner 23
William Ball 23
William Calvert 30
William Connors 26
James McKee 28
Clement Mossop 25
Alfred Taylor 20
Edward Telfer 21
James Thompson 28
George Walker 18

1939 – 1945
John Jackson 21
George Lancaster 37
Written on the poppy wreath:

“For our tomorrow they gave their today
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning,
We will remember them”.

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016  

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