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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
Wigan
Town
Ince-in-Makerfield
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
JAMES LENEGAN (Wood Carver)
MESSRS FARMER & YOUNG ARCHITECTS (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09/07/1921
    Attended by: Dr Chavasse, Bishop of Liverpool, Sir JS Harmood-Banner, Mrs Minshull Ford, Major Houghton, Messrs. HS Woodcock Jp, CW Eames JP, H Carruthers, Revd. S Bryson (Vicar), and other clergy, local Councillors, employees of Pearson & Knowles
  • Rededicated
    Date: November 2002
    Attended by: Revd. David Long, local Councillors
  • Dedicated
    Date: 09/07/1921
    Attended by: Dr Chavasse, Bishop of Liverpool, Sir JS Harmood-Banner, Mrs Minshull Ford, Major Houghton, Messrs. HS Woodcock Jp, CW Eames JP, H Carruthers, Revd. S Bryson (Vicar), and other clergy, local Councillors, employees of Pearson & Knowles
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Lost
Lost
WM Reference
27485
Current location

St Mary's (new) Church
Warrington Road
Ince-in-Makerfield
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN3 4NH
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 59170 04255
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • St Mary's (old) Church
    Warrington Road
    Ince-in-Makerfield
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 580 050
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Ornate painted and gilded Reredos, with figures of Our Lady and St John beside the crucified Christ at its centre. The central lower panel contains an inscription which records that this is the War Memorial. There are two associated plaques, each stating that the reredos was erected in memory of those commemorated on each board - one is for the son and daughter of a benefactor of the church (WMR 27486), and the other is for the parishioners. Painted and illuminated scroll with floral designs interspersed with gilded roses in relief around the border.
Inscription
On the reredos: Side panels: Greater love hath/ no man than this/ that a man lay down/ his life for his friends Central panel: Pro Deo . Pro Patria/ To the Glory of God/ and in proud and grateful/ memory of those from this/ Parish who laid down their/ lives in the Great War 1914-8/ This Reredos is erected by/ the Parishioners and Friends On the accompanying larger plaque: 1914/ The Reredos in the Chancel/ was erected in loving memory/ of/ 1919/ (Names)/ Their names shall be held in everlasting remembrance
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackers, G K
Acton, C
Acton, S
Anderton, W T
Aspinall, D
Aspinall, E
Austin, J
Bagnall, J
Bailey, T
Banks, C
See details for all 125 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 125
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 125
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, award
    Order of information: Surname, initials, award
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 50MM, height 800MM, width 1500MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council
Reference
  • Wigan Observer, 27/01/1920: Report of theLiverpool Diocesan Consistory Court - to permit reredos featuring Christ in Majesty on the Cross, with St Mary and St John on either side, but advised that the panels bearing the names, which had been proposed to be set either side of the reredos, should be placed elsewhere, to avoid distracting communicants.
  • Wigan Observer, 14/07/1921: Report of the unveiling and dedication of the memorials, with descriptions of them, and lists of those named on them.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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