Remembering those who gave their lives
The War Memorial at St John's Church, Crossfield Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria
This war memorial in St John's churchyard remembers the Anglicans of Cleator Moor who lost their lives in the World Wars. Although there are several church memorials in the town until 2007 there has been no combined 'Roll of Honour' for Cleator and Cleator Moor for those of any faith or none. One of the stories I posted to the BBC "People’s War" website in 2005 was about new War Memorial for the West Cumbrian town of Cleator Moor that was unveiled for the first time on Remembrance Sunday 2005 to commemorate those from the town who had lost their lives in the service of their country.
Although I am not from Cleator Moor I live nearby. My mother and maternal grandfather were actually born in a house across the road from the St John's Church war memorial shown in the photograph. Following on from the memorial statue for Cleator Moor dedicated in November 2005 I volunteered to try and put together a single ‘Roll of Honour’ for the Town Council. Hopefully it will remember ‘The Fallen’ of Cleator and Cleator Moor in their own community for many years to come.
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