Sunday, February 10, 2013

The War Memorial of Dalston, Cumbria

1. Dalston War Memorial (front) and Parish Church
2. Dalston War memorial (rear) and the lych gate
3. The WW2 names on Dalston War Memorial
For additional information click on 'Comments' below.


Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

Dalston War Memorial

Dalston is a large village, a civil parish and an ecclesiastical parish in the county of Cumbria (previously Cumberland). It is located approximately 4 miles (c. 6 kms) south of Carlisle, the capital city of Cumbria.

Dalston War Memorial can be found in the grounds of the St Michael's Parish Church beside lych gate (Photographs No 1 & No 2). It takes the form of a Celtic cross and was erected after the First World War to remember the men of Dalston who lost their lives because of the 1914 - 1918 war. These names were engraved on the front of the memorial.

In addition, in 1921 Dalston Victory Hall began to be built constructed to commemorate victory in the 1914 - 1918 war and was opened in 1922. It was built by public subscription on land vested in the Trustees.

Following the Second World War the names of the 'Fallen' of the Second World War from the Dalston area were added to the war memorial in the churchyard. These names were engraved on the rear of the memorial (Photograph No 3).

Sunday, 10 February, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Remembering the 'Fallen' of the 1914 - 1918 war

The original inscription on the front of Dalston War Memorial, which commemorates the 'Fallen' of the First World War reads as follows:

In proud memory of the Men of the Parish of Dalston who fell in
The Great War
1914 - 1918

Allan Armstrong
Thomas Armstrong
Henry G. Barclay
William A. Barnes
Thomas Brown
Reginald P. Cowen
Thomas W. Dodd
Joseph T. Douglas
John G. Douglas
Philip H. Ferguson, M.C.
John E. Fidler
Joseph Gibbons
David Graham
Andrew Graham
James Graham
William Graham
Charles Lewis
Thomas R. Little
Joseph W. Mitchell
James Moscrop
Adam Rigg
John Scott
William Scott
John Steele
John R. Thomlinson
John Tuddenham
Alfred Walton
Thomas Warwick
John Wilson
Tom Moscrop


Sunday, 10 February, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Remembering the 'Fallen' of the 1939 - 1945 war

The inscription on the rear of Dalston War Memorial, commemorating the 'Fallen' of the Second World War, reads as follows:

1939 - 1945

Alan Armstrong
Frederick J. Field
Jack Gibbons
John Graham
William A. Gray
R. William Hogg
Ben Little
Norman MacLeod
Ronald Morrison
Charles Notman
A. Lawrence Sargison
Joseph Strong


Sunday, 10 February, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...


This article is dedicated to the memory of those from Dalston and district who lost their lives in the two World Wars.


Let us remember those who have died for their country in war and peace.
Let us remember those whom we knew.
Let us remember those whose memory we treasure.
Let us remember all those who lived and died in the service of their country, for freedom and mankind.
Let us remember all victims of war and oppression, wherever they may be.


"All these were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of their times. There be of them, that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported. And some there be, which have no memorial, who are perished, as though they had never been and are become as though they had never been born and their children after them. But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten".
[Ecclesiasticus 44 : 7 - 10]

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