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War Memorial Village, Westfield, Lancaster


The Mayor of Lancaster, Alderman Briggs, presents the key to the padlock (foreground) at the opening of the War Memorial Village, Westfield, Lancaster, to Field Marshal Earl Haig.  General Sir Archibald Hunter is to the left and Lord Derby is in the centre.  27th November 1924.
Accession Number KO0392/13


The opening the War Memorial Village, Westfield, 27th November 1924.  The village was opened by Field Marshal Haig.
Accession Number KO1464/01


The unveiling of the War Memorial at Westfield by General Sir Archibald Hunter, Colonel of the King's Own Royal Regiment, Lancaster, on 4th August 1926.  Around the memorial left to right is Colonel G Wilson (secretary of the Trust), Mayor of Lancaster, Alderman Briggs, General Sir Archibald Hunter and Mr H L Storey.  The village was the design of Thomas Mawson, the landscape gardener whose own son had served with the 1st/5th King's Own and killed in 1915.  The land on which the village is built was the estate of Sir Thomas Storey and was given by his family through his son, Herbert L Storey of Bailrigg, Lancaster.  The memorial designed by Miss Delahunt at the Storey Institute, Lancaster, depicts a soldier giving his wounded comrade a drink, and is dedicated to all ranks of the King's Own Royal Regiment, the Lancaster Artillery Battery and all other Lancastrians who had served during the war.
Accession Number KO0392/12


Westfield War Memorial Village, part view of 'Le Cateau' cottage and part of the bowling green, with soldiers lining the routes and crowds looking toward the arrival of Earl Haig, on the occasion of the opening of the Village on 27th November 1924.
Accession Number: KO3046/58

See also:

bulletWar Memorial Village, Lancaster
bullet1919 Booklet on Westfield War Memorial Village, Lancaster
bulletProposed Plan of the War Memorial Village, circa 1919
bullet1943 Booklet on Westfield War Memorial Village, Lancaster
bulletPlan of the War Memorial Village, circa 1943
bulletThe Memorial Group, Westfield

 

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