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A two-stepped base provides the foundation for a pillar-shaped cenotaph, which gradually diminishes in width, its 'shoulders' reminiscent of Islamic design principles, until being eventually topped by a carving of an urn and flame.
Above two of the reliefs are carved depictions of the badges of the Border Regiment and the Royal Artillery, and on the other two faces sit the coats of arms of the County of Cumberland and Workington Borough Council.
Encased inside of the memorial is a lead casket, which holds the 'Roll of Sacrifice', a document containing the names of 554 soldiers who died during the First World War, whilst another was then added in the 1950s following the Second World War.
Vulcan Park War Memorial
pale pink granite & bronze
H 660 x W (?) x D (?) cm
commissioned by Alderman Frederick Hall; Alderman A. Barnes
Allerdale Borough Council
Grade II (England and Wales)
24th June 1928
at all times
signature on bronze: J. (?) Carrick sc.
inscribed below low relief of soldier's farewell: LEST WE FORGET / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945