Blackburn War Memorial

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Not to be confused with Blackburn War Memorial in Blackburn, Victoria, Australia.
Blackburn War Memorial
Blackburn with Darwen Council
Blackburn War Memorial 1.jpg
Blackburn War Memorial
For The dead of the First World War and Second World War.
Unveiled 2 August 1924 (1924-08-02)
Location 53°45′22″N 2°29′43″W / 53.7562°N 2.4953°W / 53.7562; -2.4953Coordinates: 53°45′22″N 2°29′43″W / 53.7562°N 2.4953°W / 53.7562; -2.4953
near Blackburn
Designed by Bertram Mackennal

Blackburn War Memorial is located in Corporation Park in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.[1][2] It was originally designed as a memorial for people who lost their lives in the First World War but was later extended to also honour those who lost their lives in the Second World War.[1][3]

The main feature of this war memorial is Bertram Mackennal’s bronze sculpture[4] known as Mother England or Sacrifice.[3]

Plans for the memorial and Garden of Remembrance were approved by the Blackburn War Memorial Committee in October 1922 and it was unveiled on 2 August 1924.[3]



  1. ^ a b Corporation Park. Archived June 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. East Lancashire Memorials. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  2. ^ Corporation Park, garden of Remembrance. Archived June 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b c The Blackburn war memorial. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal. Dictionary of Australian Biography. Retrieved 17 August 2012.

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