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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Bolton
Town
Horwich
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Paul Fairclough (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 August 1921
    Attended by: George Hughes CBE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3276
Current location

In a railed garden near Fire Station.
Chorley New Road
Horwich
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL6 5PX
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 63839 11253
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Soldier in cap in mourning pose with rifle. Mounted on granite plinth. Inscription and names inked on sides of plinth.
Inscription
To the Everlasting Memory/ of our Glorious Dead/ 1914 1918/ (Names)/In Remembrance 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alsop, T
Andrews, C
Archer, F
Atherton, J W
Bagan, T
Barton, J
Bentham, J
Beresford, J
Bibby, W
Boardman, T
See details for all 121 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 121
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 121
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1830mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT FORMER HORWICH LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
  • 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
History
Works closed 1989. Purchaser of site donated memorial and the plot on which it stands to the town. 2010: Horwich Town Council has arranged for the names and rank of the fallen from the Great War to be re-inked as fading had occurred due to weathering. Access to all four sides of the pillar has now been restored. War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £2437. June 2011: It is proposed to remove conservation area status from the Locomotive Works site, with a view to extensive redevelopment.
Costs

Comments: Funds raised by staff of the Horwich Locomotive Works
Memorial: £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • ABOUT HORWICH, BY MD SMITH, P189-190
  • Railway World December 1997
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.46 (Aug. 2010) p.8 Published:War Memorials Trust London
  • Public Monuments and Sculpture Association MRBOL301 www.pmsa.org.uk/pmsa-database/4734/

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