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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Restoration or extension
District
Wigan
Town
Standish
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 October 1926
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27144
Current location

St Wilfrids Church
Church St
Standish
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN6 0HT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 56305 10231
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
Stone two-storey gate house with iron gates.
Inscription
Plaque 1, Inside Gate: PRAISE GOD FOR THE MEMBERS OF/ STANDISH PARISH CHURCH WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (Names) In stone above Plaque 1: 1914 - 18 Plaque 2, inside gate: ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914-1918 1939-1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO IN THE TWO/ GREAT WARS/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES./ "THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD/ AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."/ BINYON/ 'IF I SHOULD DIE/ THINK ONLY THIS OF ME/ THAT THERE'S SOME CORNER/ OF A FOREIGN FIELD/ THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND."/ BROOKE. PLAQUE THREE, INSIDE GATE: (NAMES) IN STONE ABOVE PLAQUE THREE: 1939 - 45 IN STONE BELOW PLAQUES: "SUCH A SLEEP THEY SLEEP THE MEN I LOVED." ON OUTSIDE FRONT WALL OF GATE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AMEN. THIS MEMORIAL GATE WAS BUILT AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF STANDISH WHO COUNTING NO LOSS VALIANTLY MADE THE LAST SACRIFICE IN DEFENCE OF THEIR HEARTHS AND HOMES IN THE EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1918. THE MEN " WHOSE PRAISE IS THROUGHOUT ALL CHURCHES." "WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALLS. WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVES." KIPLING. " SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD. THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP." ROYDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Amos
Arstall, Alfred
Aubrey, Charles F
Babb, Arthur
Ball, Daniel
Banks, Robert
Bentham, Robert G
Bibby, George W
Bibby, James
Bretherton, Thomas
See details for all 78 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 78
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 78
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • GATEHOUSE TO CHURCH OF ST WILFRID
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CHURCH AUTHORITIES

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