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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bolton
Town
Bolton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10755
Current location

Mounted on the wall of the drill hall.
Army Reserve Centre
Nelson Street
Bolton
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL3 2RW
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 72176 08112
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Formerly the site of a William Walker & Sons factory
    currently occupied by Sound Reduction Systems Ltd.
    Sound Reduction Systems Ltd
    Adam Street (off Lever Street)
    Bolton
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL3 2AP
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 710 080
    Denomination: Undefined
  • This factory was a tannery works. The memorial was housed in the foyer of the tannery.
    William Walker & Sons Ltd
    Rose Hill Tannery
    Nelson Street
    Bolton
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL3 2AD
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 721 081
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Two black steel plates fitted to an ebony board. Names in gold lettering. Ornate carved surround. The First World War names are listed in two columns, the Second World War names in three.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM THE WORKS/ OF WM WALKER & SONS LTD/ WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914-1918/ (Names)/ MEN OF WM WALKER AND SONS LIMITED AND/ ASSOCIATED COMPANIES WHO FELL IN THE/ WAR 1939-1945 ARE HERE COMMEMORATED/ (Names)/ WE SHALL CHERISH FOREVER IN OUR THOUGHTS THOSE OF/ OUR COLLEAGUES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barlow, J
Bates, L
Boardman, F
Bonney, W
Brownson, T
Bumbury, J
Crook, T
Cupitt, C
Dagnall, Francis
Davies, R
See details for all 70 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Steel
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 173mm, width 113mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
2003: Moved from factory premises to Bolton Royal Artillery Territorial Army Barracks. 1980: Moved from Nelson Street Tannery to William Walker & Sons factory.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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