“They went out and returned not”
|1. Distington Village War Memorial|
|2. The list of WW1 names on Distington War Memorial|
|3. The list of WW2 names on Distington War Memorial|
Distington village war memorial, Cumbria commemorates 53 people from the district who died in WW1 and 21 from WW2 [Photograph No. 1]. The village is situated close to the main road between Workington and Whitehaven. Its memorial was first erected after the First World War. The names of the 'Fallen' from WW1 are listed on three sides of the obelisk [Photograph No. 2] and the WW2 names are listed on the fourth side of the obelisk [Photograph No. 3].
After the Second World War, the names of the 'Fallen' from the district who lost their lives in the 1939 – 1945 war were added to the memorial. Among the 21 WW2 names listed on the monument is that of Guardsman Stephen Scott M.M, who died in Italy 12 July 1944. It was due to an enquiry about Guardsman Scott MM that I photographed the monument.
On one side of the memorial, at the base of the column, is the following citation:
“Salute the Glorious Dead who went out and returned not”.
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