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John 15:13 – Saltaire WWI Memorial – Saltaire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 50.333 W 001° 47.444
30U E 579570 N 5966273
Quick Description: This obelisk was unveiled as a war memorial on 26th June 1920 in memory of the men of Saltaire who died in the First World War.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/10/2011 1:49:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMC91Y
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Long Description:
The memorial is in the grounds of the United Reformed Church, and is in the form of a stone obelisk 15 feet 6 inches high. On the front of the obelisk is a bronze plaque.

For the purposes of this way mark what's more interesting is that at the base of the obelisk is an inscription carved in stone from John 15:13.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO
MAN THAN THIS THAT A
MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS

At the start of the First World War many towns and cities formed their own regiments of volunteers. These were known as Pals regiments, because so many of the men knew each other.

Saltaire itself didn’t have its own regiment, but was a suburb of Bradford which certainly did. In the battle of the Somme in 1916, only 323 men out of a total of 2000 from the Bradford Pals regiment survived.

In light of this number of men and friends dying for each other the inscription is particularly poignant.
Address:
Saltaire United Reformed Church Victoria Road Saltaire West Yorkshire United Kingdom BD18 3LF


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