St John’s Church was located Sough Road. It Closed 1974 and demolished.
The War Memorial was presented to the church by the Bullough family and comprises of two tablets, the first forming the head piece which deviates from the straight design by a semi-circular summit encasing the bronze emblems, crossed flags and crown. The tablets are made of Sicilian marble. It was located on the north side Transept wall
The inscription reads:
To the Glory of God, and in Honoured memory Of the
Non-commissioned Officers, and Men of this Parish
Who Fell in the Great War.
This Tablet was Erected by James Bullough
And Lucy Bullough and Their Sons;
Major C.B. Bullough, D.S.O. R.A.
Captain J.C. Bullough R.F.A.
And Lieutenant A.W. Bullough R.E.
There are 77 names on the Memorial. First the names of the non-commissioned rank:
Lance-Sergeant C. Hearth; Corporal A. Muir; Lance-Corporal J.W. Greenhalgh; Corporal A. Kay; Bombardier W. Blacoe; Lance-Corporal W. H. Roscoe; Lance Corporal T. Greenhalgh.
Then the Following names appear;
Ainsworth, A.; Ainsworth, A.E.; Almond, F.; Armstrong, H.M.; Aspden, T.; Boardman, W.; Boardman, W.A.; Burke, E.; Bury, A.; Carpenter, W.; Cooper, W.; Cuthbert, A.; Dawson, A.; Eccles, E.; Eccles, J.; Entwistle, A.; Entwistle, G.; Entwistle J.; Entwistle N.; Farnworth, J.; Fowler, H.M.; Greenhalgh, D.; Grime, H.; Hargreaves, S.; Haywood, T.C.; Hebden, S.; Holden, H.; Holden, J.; Holden, T.; Holden, W.; Hopwood, H.; Haworth, R.; Hughes, R.; Hulme, J.; Hustwit J.W.; KJay, H.; Kay, H.W.; Kay, W.; Kenyon, A.; Kenyon, J.H.; Kershaw, P.; Kershaw, A.; Kirkham, E.; Kirkham, J.; Kirkham, J.; Leach, G.D.; Lightbown, D.H.; Lomax, J.; Lomax, J.H.; Moore, J.; Moore, J.; Moore, J.J.; Morris, J.; Pheassey A..; Pomfret, A.; Pomfret, B.; Risby, H.; Robberts, G.; Rogers, J.W.; Shorrock, W.; Slater, R.; Tattersall, A.; Taylor. J.W.; Threlfall, J.; Townsend, J.; Walkden, W.A.; Whalley, J.C.; Wilby, W.; Woodcock, S.; Worsley, H.; Yates, J.
Unveiling and dedication took place on the 30th May 1920, unveiled by Captain Cecil Bullough R.F.A., and dedicated by the Rev. R.H. Lyall, vicar of St John’s. The Memorial is now located at St peter’s Church, Darwen
On Sunday 24th April 1921 a Memorial Screen was unveiled on which was recorded the names of 440 men of the parish who served with the forces during World War I. The unveiling was carried out by Major W. Alan Smith and dedicated by the Rec C. Smith
Darwen Gazette: 5th June 1920
Darwen news 2nd June 1920.
Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 30th April 1921.
War Memorial Ref. No.: 42330.
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