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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chorley
Town
Adlington
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12/03/1921
    Attended by: Earl of Crawford, mourners, ex-Servicemen, local Councillors
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18600
Current location

In the porch under the tower which was built as the WW1 Memorial WMR 18605
St Paul's Church
Railway Rd
Adlington
Chorley
Lancashire
PR6 9QR
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 60338 13491
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Cast bronze plaque, with a border of climbing roses, and a half-relief figure of an Angel, looking in sorrow at the lists of the fallen alongside her.
Inscription
To the Glory of God and/ in grateful memory of/ the men from the Parish of/ Adlington who laid down/ their lives in the Great/ War, 1914 - 1919./ (Names)/ "For ever honour'd, for ever mourn'd".
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainscough, Thomas
Alker, Leonard
Alker, William
Atherton, John William
Baines, John William
Ball, Eli
Ball, Richard
Bamber, Walter
Banks, Harold
Banks, Herbert
See details for all 108 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 108
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 108
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian names, surname
    Order of information: Christian names, surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height C 5FT, width C 3.5FT
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
ST PAULS CHURCH
Reference
  • Wigan Observer: 15/03/1921: Account of the unveiling of the plaque, and a statement about the fuller extent of the proposals for the Parish's Memorials (see WMR 18605). States that 110 names were on the plaque - rather than the 108 counted.

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