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War Memorials

Memorial Group, the War Memorial Village, Westfield, Lancaster

The museum's collection contains a very poor quality photograph of the Memorial Group for Westfield War Memorial Village, in Lancaster.  The photograph includes two soldiers and two women, may be the soldiers were the models and one of the ladies is Miss Jennifer Delahunt, the sculptor, about who little is known, other than she worked at the Lancaster Storey Institute School of Art as modelling mistress.
The donor of the photograph is recorded as R H Allen.  This is believed to be Robert Henry Allen, number 3702269, who attested for military service on 30th June 1920 at the age of 17 years and 5 days, in Bury.  He served with the King's Own until his discharge, at Preston, on 29th June 1932.  He later re-enlisted into the 6th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers on 24th January 1933.  His home address at the time of the donation of the photograph, in the 1930s, was Berwick Street, Rochdale.


"Memorial for Westfield Village, October 1925" photographed at the Storey Institute, Lancaster.
Accession Number: KO0602/01


Close up of the memorial and the two soldiers.
Accession Number: KO0602/01a

War Memorial Unveiled by General Hunter

A large gathering representative of both military and civic life of North Lancashire assembled at the Westfield War Memorial Village, Lancaster, today to witness the unveiling by General Sir Archibald Hunter of a war memorial group which occupies a prominent position in the centre of the village.  The bronze figures on a stone pedestal are the work of Miss Delahunt, modelling mistress, at the Lancaster Storey Institute School of Art.  The group represents a soldier in full battle order, and in a half kneeling position, giving a drink from his water bottle to a wounded comrade, whom he supports with his right hand.
.....General Hunter: "The bronze group was designed and modelled at the Storey Institute by that talented lady, Miss Delahunt, who teaches there, and the subject, a soldier helping a wounded comrade by giving him a drink from a water bottle was considered a most suitable one for this position."
"I said the committee feel that this group will just give the finishing touch to this memorial village.


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Accession Number: KO1722/30


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Number 1


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Number 2


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Number 3


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Number 4


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Number 5


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Number 6


War Memorial, Westfield, Lancaster
Number 7


Memorial plaque, Westfield, Lancaster.
Number 8

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
bulletPhotographs of the War Memorial Village
bulletWar Memorial Village Residents, 1933

 

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