Knaresborough War Memorial

The memorial commemorates the residents of Knaresborough who were killed or missing in World War I (155 names) and World War II (54 names).

Knaresborough War Memorial

Knaresborough War Memorial

Knaresborough War Memorial

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2020

6 Responses to “Knaresborough War Memorial”

  1. I hate war memorials. I can admire them. I deeply respect them, and the need for them, but I hate them. I wish there was no need.

  2. Hels says:

    Because soldiers’ bodies weren’t brought back from Europe to be buried by the widows or parents, places like Knaresborough became essential sites for the families to mourn. Thank goodness this peaceful war memorial was opened in June 1921.

  3. shabana says:

    such memorials make heart heavy indeed yet i admire them as they provide shoulder for those who want to mourn their loved ones who sacrificed and let the nation live in safety and peace

    • CherryPie says:

      The memorials honour the sacrifice of those who died. The memorials also serve as a place for the mourning of loved ones and remembering the atrocities and reality of the wars that took place.