War Memorial 1926

War Memorial 1926
Title War Memorial 1926
Date 1926
Location Rawdon
Photo ID D047
Comment This Memorial Cross stands in the Garden of Remembrance, it is made of Bolton Woods stone, the work to construct the garden was done by Barrets, a local builders.

The cross was dedicated by Bishop Perowne, the ceremony was attended by Maj. Gen. N I C Cameron CR. CMG. ADC. Commander of the York 49th Division.
The names of 75 men who died during 1914/18 are on plaques around the base of the cross, the names of a further 33 men and 2 women were added after the 1939/45 conflict.

War Memorial 1926

L01 – War Memorial, 1926.

War Memorial Dedication – 1926

Major General N J C Cameron CR, CMG, ADC, Commander of the 49th Division at York, is standing to the left of the Memorial which was dedicated by Bishop Perowne, who is on the right.

War Memorial 1926

L02 – War Memorial, 1926.

War Memorial Dedication – 1926

The Union Flag has been lowered to reveal the Cross carved from Bolton Woods stone. Major General N J C Cameron is to the left of the Cross, Bishop Perowne, is to the right holding his staff.

War Memorial 1926

L03 – War Memorial, 1926.

War Memorial Dedication – 1926

Bishop Perowne reads the Dedication address to the assembled guests who have removed hats as a gesture of respect.

War Memorial 1926

L04 – War Memorial, 1926.

War Memorial Dedication – 1926

A second photo of the address.

War Memorial 1926

L05 – War Memorial, 1926.

War Memorial Dedication – 1926

A view of the War Memorial surrounded by floral tributes.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 02 February 2021.
Last updated: 07 April 2021.

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