main Blackpool war memorial is to be found on Princes Parade, Blackpool,
by the Metropole Hotel, on the central promenade and takes the form
of an granite obelisk with large rectangular, figurative relief, panels.
The memorial was dedicated, and unveiled by Brigadier General T E Topping,
on 10th November 1923. There are 916 names for World War 1, 574 for
World War 2, 1 for the Falklands Conflict (1982), other 20th Century
Wars (1900-1999) include three names, there are 2 VC or GC Recipients,
29 civilians killed in World War 2 and 1 name for the Aden Emergency
(1963-1967). The architect was Ernest Prestwich, the builders H A Clegg
& Sons, the sculptor Gilbert Ledward and the masons Messrs Kirkpatrick.
The memorial nows covers First World War (1914-1918), Second World War
(1939-1945), Falklands Conflict (1982), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999),
VC or GC Recipients, Second World War civilians (29), Aden Emergency
note that the names that have been transcribed here were taken from
photographs of the plates and as such they are not always as clear as
would be liked so it is highly possible that some mistakes have been
made during the transcription. While researching more names were found
than are transcribed from the memorial but having now divided them by
surname rather than unit it is difficult to see if some have been missed.