Men Of Standish Lychgate

WM reference
27144
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

ST WILFRIDS CHURCH
Church St
Standish
Wigan
Greater Manchester
England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 560 100
Denomination: Church of England

Inscription

PLAQUE ONE, INSIDE GATE: PRAISE GOD FOR THE MEMBERS OF/ STANDISH PARISH CHURCH WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) IN STONE ABOVE PLAQUE ONE: 1914 - 18 PLAQUE TWO, INSIDE GATE: ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914-1918 1939-1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO IN THE TWO/ GREAT WARS/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES./ "THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD/ AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."/ BINYON/ 'IF I SHOULD DIE/ THINK ONLY THIS OF ME/ THAT THERE'S SOME CORNER/ OF A FOREIGN FIELD/ THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND."/ BROOKE. PLAQUE THREE, INSIDE GATE: (NAMES) IN STONE ABOVE PLAQUE THREE: 1939 - 45 IN STONE BELOW PLAQUES: "SUCH A SLEEP THEY SLEEP THE MEN I LOVED." ON OUTSIDE FRONT WALL OF GATE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AMEN. THIS MEMORIAL GATE WAS BUILT AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF STANDISH WHO COUNTING NO LOSS VALIANTLY MADE THE LAST SACRIFICE IN DEFENCE OF THEIR HEARTHS AND HOMES IN THE EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1918. THE MEN " WHOSE PRAISE IS THROUGHOUT ALL CHURCHES." "WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALLS. WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVES." KIPLING. " SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD. THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP." ROYDS

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Allen, Amos
Arstall, Alfred
Aubrey, Charles F
Babb, Arthur
Ball, Daniel
Banks, Robert
Bentham, Robert G
Bibby, George W
Bibby, James
Bretherton, Thomas
See details for all 78 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 78
Served and returned: 0
Died: 78
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 45
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 45
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Gate
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

CHURCH AUTHORITIES

Notes

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