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Patrington War Memorial Newly Listed

Patrington War Memorial has recently been listed at Grade II as part of Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War.

Newly listed Patrington War Memorial, East Riding of Yorkshire
Newly listed Patrington War Memorial, showing some of the 110 names of men who served from Patrington Village. © War Memorials Online

Early First World War Memorial

Patrington War Memorial is an early First World War Memorial, erected before the end of the conflict. The erection of memorials in the midst of the conflict was considered controversial by some but by 1917 the desire among communities for some form of commemoration was clear. Patrington War Memorial was unveiled on 10 November 1917.

Newly listed Patrington War Memorial, East Riding of Yorkshire
Newly listed Patrington War Memorial, showing some of the 110 names of men who served from Patrington Village. © War Memorials Online

When the memorial was unveiled, it had the names of 89 men from the village who were serving in the First World War. It now has 110 names. 87 of the men served and returned. 23 of the men died.

Local war memorials are a poignant reminder of how the war affected our communities and of those who never came home. I encourage everyone to visit their local memorial and to learn more about their connection to this pivotal point in our history.

Lord Ashton of Hyde, First World War Minister

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