Coniston War Memorial

Coniston is a village in Cumbria in the English Lake District, near the lake which also bears the name (Coniston Water.) Its War Memorial is a cross with Celtic styling. Inscribed, “These men of Coniston gave their lives for their country 1914 – 1918,” followed by the Great War names and below, “1939 – 1945,” with Second World War Names beneath it:-

Coniston War Memorial

Coniston War Memorial Dedication

Very close by there is a memorial to a Victoria Cross awardee, Lance Corporal James Hewitson, King’s Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, 26/4/1918:-

VC Dedication by Coniston War Memorial

Lance Corporal Hewitson was one of the luckier VC recipients. His grave, to the right of the War Memorial in the first photo above, shows he died on 2/3/1963:-

Grave of VC Winner, Coniston

Though the lake is not easily visible from the village its approaches and main street are dominated by a hill, the Old Man of Coniston:-

Old Man of Coniston

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