SD3247 : War Memorial Detail

near to Fleetwood, Lancashire, Great Britain

War Memorial Detail
War Memorial Detail
The inscription on the west face of SD3247 : Fleetwood War Memorial.

Below the relief of an unknown figure is carved is the inscription:

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
FLEETWOOD WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1914-1918
AND IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF
THOSE WHO SHARED
ITS DANGER

The other faces of the circular plinth are inscribed with the names of the fallen.

The inscription around the top of the plinth reads:
FOR FREEDOM LOVING BRITONS, THE BELOVED ONES DIED FOR US.

The base of the plinth is inscribed:
TO YOU FROM FALLING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH, BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH. MAN MUST STILL STRIVE, PRINCIPLES DO NOT APPLY THEMSELVES.

See LinkExternal link for a British Pathé newsreel film of the ceremony.
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 July, 2012
Geographical Context
People, Events  City, Town centre  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Fleetwood 
Date (from Tags)
1914  1918 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3289 4748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.1457N 3:1.3979W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3289 4748
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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