Honouring The Fallen – 19th January 2016
Friends of The Museum Present:
Honouring The Fallen
with Jim Henderson From The Royal British Legion Stanwix Branch
Date: Tuesday 19th January 2016
Venue: Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life (in Carlisle Castle)
Doors: 6pm for a 7pm start.
Charge: £5.00 free for Members of The Friends
Soup And Sandwich available extra cost of £2.00 Please pre book by Sunday 17th January
Suitable for ages 14 and up | Disabled access
For car parking we recommend Devonshire Walk car park. Parking for members of the public is not available in the Castle grounds, except for disabled visitors.
The talk is divided into two parts. The first part describes the evolution of the of War Memorials prompted by the events of the Great War and explains the large number of references to the fatalities on so many churchyard and parish burial grounds. We will look at the variety and style of War Memorials, and touch on how names were “selected”.
The process towards the provision of parish and district War Memorials is discussed.
The reason for the large number of war dead interred in local cemeteries is examined. (And why some have CWGC grave markers and others have conventional/traditional headstones).
And why are some CWGC markers “different”?
Why are there so many “dominion” soldiers named on our memorials? And buried in local cemeteries?
The second part explains the circumstances which led to the contribution of the local RBL branch to the Carlisle City Great War Commemoration. (The Heroes Walk of Honour Project).