BURNLEY WAR MEMORIAL
The memorial stands in the Peace Garden which is between the Library and Thompson Car Park.
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In the week leading up to Remembrance Day (11th November) small crosses of remembrance bearing the names of fallen servicemen are placed in the lawn on either side of the memorial as seen in the photos.
The crosses at the front are named as follows:
Alfred Victor SMITH VC
Fredrick Brooks DUGDALE VC
Thomas WHITHAM VC
Hugh COLVIN VC
Violet SZABO GC
for further information on those above
We Remember those who have no one
Merchant Navy Unknown
This memorial was erected in 1966 because it was said the memorial in Towneley Park was "inconvenient for Armistice Day and was forgotten during the rest of the year." A large donation towards the cost was given by 90 year old Miss Annie Ratcliffe.
The words on the memorial read:
1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945
AND OTHER CONFLICTS
FOR YOUR TOMORROW THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY
There is also a stone in the pathway leading to the memorial which remembers other victims of war such as those who perished in the concentration camps and other such places throughout the world.