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Main Street, Harworth, Nottinghamshire. Grade II Listed. Memorial (obelisk-type) unveiled 7th November 1926 by Viscount Galway (of Serlby Hall), dedication by Rev. F. d'Arblay Burney (Vicar of Harworth), designed and made by Tyas & Guest (of Swinton) Historic information source(s): Worksop Guardian, 12th November 1926. Dedication reads, 'To the glory of God and in grateful memory ot the men of this parish who gave their lives for their country's freedom.' There is a newspaper article in Nottinghamshire Archives (ref R 23,108/6), 'Clock tower and drinking fountain on village green', possible date September 1922 which reports on a parish meeting at Harworth Institute, presided by Lord Galway, to 'consider the question of a war memorial for Harworth.' Text of article: 'Clock tower and drinking fountain on village green Lord Galway presided at a parish meeting held at the Institute, Harworth, on Wednesday night, called to consider the question of a war memorial for Harworth and Styrrup. His Lordship said that there must be a feeling in the parish that it was time some memorial should be put up for those poor fellows who gave their lives in the war. If it had not been for their sacrifice, and others in other parts of the Empire and among our Allies, we should not be the free people we were today. He strongly felt that this was much too often forgotten. We should now be in the hands of a cruel and stern enemy, for we knew what Germany would do tomorrow if she had the chance. Lord Galway went on to say that the Parish Council had had a scheme under consideration and he thought it would meet with the approval of the Parish. It was suggested that they co-operated with the Colliery Company who undertook to put up a drinking fountain on the village green. The Council suggested that this be agreed to and that the parish surmount this fountain with a tower and clock. The Company were willing to build up as far as the clock, so that all they would have to do was to purchase the clock, put a roof on and supply a tablet bearing the names of the fallen. The vicar (the Rev F d’A Burney) proposed a resolution that they thank the Colliery Company and co-operate with them in the provision of a memorial. Mr Toyne seconded and the meeting agreed. Lord Galway suggested a small committee to collect subscriptions and he promised a donation of £10 to start the funds. Collectors were appointed and another committee to go into the details of the scheme. Collectors were appointed for Harworth, Bircotes, Styrrup, Serlby and Plumtree. Mr Perkins said he had got provisional estimates for a four-faced clock of 15 inches diameter. It would cost about £60 so that probably £100 would meet their requirements. Lord Galway was thanked for presiding on the motion of Captain Hodges.'

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

F Arrand - Frank Arrand

P Ashbridge - Percival Aka John Ashbridge

P G B Cooper - Percy George Broomhead Cooper

F Dawson - Fred Dawson

J Gilbank - John Williamson Gilbank

J Gray - Joseph Gray

G Hatfield - George Hatfield

A Kipling - Arthur Kipling

F Makins - Frederick Makins

J A Sharpe - James Arthur Sharpe

O Wakefield - Oliver Wakefield

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  • This photo was taken by Peter
Gillings
    Harworth - Village memorial - This photo was taken by Peter Gillings