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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
Wigan
Town
Pemberton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22/08/1920
    Attended by: Dr M Linton Smith DSO, Bishop Suffragan of Warrington, Bishop-Elect of Hereford, Canon EF Forrest (Vicar)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22/08/1920
    Attended by: Dr M Linton Smith DSO, Bishop Suffragan of Warrington, Bishop-Elect of Hereford, Canon EF Forrest (Vicar)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27126
Current location

ST JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH
Church St
Pemberton
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN5 0DT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 54767 04738
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An ornate oak reredos and panelling behind the altar, with a set of three dedicatory plaques positioned at the head of the north side aisle. Two statuettes of saints, one of which appears to be St George, appear on each side of the central panels of the reredos. A crown and cross appear above the central dedicatory panel, whilst a laurel wreath, coloured green, appears above each set of names in the side panels.
Inscription
BE THOU FAITHFUL/ UNTO DEATH AND I WILL/ GIVE THEE A CROWN OF/ LIFE./ IN MEMORY OF /PARISHIONERS WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919,/ "WHOSE NAMES ARE IN/ THE BOOK OF LIFE." /THE REREDOS IN THIS/ CHURCH WAS ERECTED/ BY MEMBERS OF THE/ CONGREGATION IN GRATE/FUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THEIR SACRIFICE AND/ DEVOTION TO KING/ AND COUNTRY./ AUGUST 1920
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Henry
Abbott, Henry
Ainscough, Joe
Ainscough, Joe
Ashcroft, Edward
Ashcroft, Edward
Ashcroft, James
Ashcroft, James
Ashcroft, John
Ashcroft, John
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 76
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Reredos
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 1400MM, width 3000MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council
Reference
  • Wigan Observer, 28/08/1920: Report of the dedication and unveiling of the reredos and plaque.

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