Aireborough Historical Society

War Memorial 1926

War Memorial

War Memorial       
Date 1926
Location Rawdon  
Photo ID
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.
Photo ID    L01
War Memorial Dedication - 1926 
Major General N J C Cameron C.R, C.M.G, A.D.C, 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.

Photo ID    L02
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. 
Photo ID    L03
Bishop Perowne reads the Dedication address to the assembled guests who have removed hats as a gesture of respect. 

Photo ID    L04
A second photo of the address.

Photo ID    L05
A view of the War Memorial surrounded by floral tributes.

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

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