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Latitude: 54.4605 / 54°27'37"N
Longitude: -1.3195 / 1°19'10"W
OS Eastings: 444210
OS Northings: 507449
OS Grid: NZ442074
Mapcode National: GBR MJ7V.4T
Mapcode Global: WHD7J.P4VV
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 4 October 2007
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392269
English Heritage Legacy ID: 502962
Location: Crathorne, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, TS15
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Crathorne
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Crathorne All Saints
Church of England Diocese: York
11/0/10004 War Memorial
War Memorial, c.1919, in sandstone, in the form of a cross mounted on a double octagonal plinth. The front of the cross is decorated with a single incised line with a central circle. The base of the cross has the names of 5 of the fallen to front, including Sister Alice Welford. On the left side is the inscription: IN/EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY/OF/THOSE WHO FELL/AND/ THOSE WHO FOUGHT/IN THE GREAT WAR. On the right side is inscribed 1914/1918. To the rear is inscribed the poem: THERE IS BUT ONE TASK FOR ALL/FOR EACH ONE LIFE TO GIVE/WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALL?/WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVE?. The front of the base is inscribed: THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED/BY/THE INHABITANTS OF CRATHORNE.
The memorial is set in the front gardens of a reading room in the centre of the village.
Summary of Importance
War memorials always merit serious consideration for designation as historic and cultural signifiers of the impact of world events on small local communities. This cross is a good example from the First World War, with strong local ties and the added interest of a woman's name among the fallen.
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 1 February 2017.
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