This Foldout collects the entries for some of the Calderdale has around 250 monuments and memorials to those who died in World War I and World War II and other conflicts.
5174 people died in action in World War I, and 1317 died in World War II.
|Local War Memorials|
|About War Memorials|
When World War I began, many towns erected street shrines. These listed the names of men who were serving in the armed forces and fighting in France and Belgium.
On 5th November 1916, war shrines were dedicated in Trinity parish at High Street, South Street and Stirling Street in Halifax.
As the war progressed, there were so many casualties on foreign soil that it was decided to bury the bodies where they died in France and Belgium. The construction of war memorials meant that families in Britain had a focus for their grief.
Calderdale has around 243 monuments and memorials to those who died in World War I and World War II and other conflicts.
These acknowledge 5174 people from Calderdale who died in action in World War I – mostly in the Army – and 1317 who died in World War II. West View Park War Memorial remembers some of those who died in the Afghan Wars and the South African Wars.
|Friends of War Memorials|
The Friends of War Memorials is a registered charity – founded by Sir Donald Thompson – which is dedicated to saving threatened war memorials, and whose aims are:
In these times of demolition and redevelopment, please contact Rob Hamilton - a local volunteer for the Charity – if you know of any War Memorial which is damaged, vandalised, or under threat of any kind
See Deaths of Local Men & Women in War, Epitaphs, Graves, Graves, Memorials & Epitaphs, Military Graves, Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area and Frank Roper
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