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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wigan
Town
Tyldesley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1922
    Attended by: EARL OF CRAWFORD AND BALCARRES KT
  • Dedicated
    Date: November 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18514
Current location

Tyldesley Cemetery
Hough Lane
Tyldesley
Wigan
Greater Manchester
M29 8WN
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 70590 01743
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Market Place
    Tyldesley
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Light granite stone cross with inverted sword of sacrifice, on an hexagonal plinth set on a square, three-stepped base. The Great War Dedication is on the front face of the main section of the base, with the names occupying the seven other faces. The WW2 Memorial is on a separate granite block set in front of the bottom step of the base. A small granite block set in front of this carries the name of a victim of the 1974 M62 coach bomb.
Inscription
Front face of plinth: Erected by/Public Subscription/ to the/ glorious memory of/ the following men of/ Tyldesley with Shakerley/ who died/ in the Great War/ 1914 - 1918 On the other seven faces of the plinth: (Names) On the WW2 block: In memory of/ the men of the Urban District of Tyldesley/ who gave their lives for freedom World War 1939 - 1945/ (Names) On the small block in front of the above: In memory of/ Leslie David Walsh/ Died in the M62 bomb/ 4.2.1974
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldred, Joseph
Alldred, Oswald
Allen, Mary A
Amos, John
Anderson, Alfred
Anderson, John
Ash, John H
Bainbridge, Harold
Ball, Fred
Ball, J (jnr)
See details for all 343 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 248
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 248
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initial, surname
    Order of information: By gender and alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 94
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 94
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically, with additions at the bottom
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, manner, place, and date of death
    Order of information: As above
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height C 3000MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wigan Council

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