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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
Wigan
Town
Platt Bridge
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18507
Current location

St Nathaniel's Church
Church Street
Platt Bridge
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN2 3TA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 60588 03156
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Church clock with dedicatory varnished oak boards on the north side of the Sanctuary. Gold inscription. The upper details of the tower were removed by a few feet in 2006 to address decay.
Inscription
Heroes of the Great War/ left-hand panel - names/ centre panel: To the glory of God and in grateful memory/ of the Sailors and Soldiers from this Parish/ and Congregation who gave their lives in the/ Great War, Aug;4th 1914 to Nov 11th 1918/ and whose names are inscribed on the Panels/ adjoining, the Clock in the Church Tower/ was erected, Nov; 11th 1920./ Greater love hath no man than this/ that a man lay down his life for his/ friends./ Right-hand panel - names
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainscough, James
Allen, Henry
Ashcroft, Harry
Ashcroft, Robert
Bailey, William
Ball, James
Ball, Samuel
Ball, William
Banks, Harry
Baxter, Roger
See details for all 86 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 86
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 86
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian name, surname
    Order of information: Christian name, surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height C 3000MM, width C 3000MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parochial Church Council

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