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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wigan
Town
Ince In Makerfield
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30 August 1924
    Attended by: Rev Samuel Bryson, Vicar
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 August 1924
    Attended by: Stephen Walsh MP, local Member and Secretary of State for War
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3237
Current location

Cemetery
Ince Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Off Warrington Road
Ince In Makerfield
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN3 4QG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 59182 04175
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three steps up to an octagonal pedestal in two levels. This supports a square column. On each face at the base of the column is a relief laurel wreath design. The column is surmounted by a potent cross. Lower panels of the base base comprise eight panels of approx 50 names in two columns. At the mid level, panels comprise alternate relief design of helmet, oak leaves, water bottle, gas mask and inscription.
Inscription
Front Face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS TOWNSHIP WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR Right of Face: OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD Rear of Face: FOR KING/ AND/ COUNTRY Left of Face: FIGHTING/ NOBLY/ FELL. (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackers, G K
Acton, C
Acton, S
Alexander, A W
Alien, J
Alien, S
Almond, T
Anders, W
Anderson, C E
Anderson, W T
See details for all 391 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 391
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 391
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c 1500mm, height c 4000mm, width c 1500mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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