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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
West Lancashire
Town
Westhead
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony

  • Date: 12/09/1948
    Attended by: Rev Arthur Thompson, Vicar of Lydiate
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3413
Current location

St James' Church
Vicarage Lane
Westhead
West Lancashire
Lancashire
L40 6HQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 43625 07180
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
New sanctuary furniture - altar and rails, reredos, and panelling extending from each side of the reredos to the side walls of the sanctuary, and then down the sides of the chancel - all in oak. A text in Gothic script is carved into the top section of the uppermost panels to each side of the altar, and there is also a Latin text carved beside the credence shelf in the panelling down the South wall of the sanctuary. The names of the fallen of WW1 are inscribed on three carved scrolls each side of the altar, with the WW2 names being on three similar scrolls beneath the WW1 names to the right of the altar. Those who served are recorded on three panels to each side of the chancel, where there is also a dedication on the panel nearest the altar rails on the North side.
Inscription
To each side of the altar: As often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup/ ye do shew the Lords death till he come/ Names Beside the credence shelf: Sancta Domino (Holy Lord) To the Glory of God/ and as a tribute to the/ honoured memory of the/ sixteen (sic - there are seventeen inscribed) men of this Parish/ who fell in the Great War 1914-1918/ and whose names are inscribed on the East wall panelling of/ this Church/ the carved oakwork around/ this Chancel was placed/ here by the people of this/ Parish and Congregation/ with deepest respect./ The names of the other men of/ the Parish and Congregation/ who served in the Navy and Army/ during the Great War 1914-1918/ are also inscribed on this/ panelling with heartfelt gratitude/ Names There is no inscription to signify that the lower set of nine names to the right of the altar are the fallen of WW2.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alty, Daniel
Alty, Henry
Alty, Richard
Alty, Thomas
Anderton, James
Anderton, Robert
Anyon, William R
Aspinwall, John
Aspinwall, William
Baldwin, Samuel
See details for all 110 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 109
    Served and returned: 92
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Unit, rank, forename, Christian name, surname, awards
    Order of information: Unit, rank, forename, Christian name, surname, awards
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian name, surname, unit
    Order of information: Christian name, surname, unit
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council
Reference
  • Wigan Observer, 30/01/1919: Report of the Liverpool Diocesan Consistory Court of 28/01/1919, granting faculties to: remove sanctuary furniture and substitute with new; panel the lower chancel walls; re-arrange the step under the altar; erect a new window in the East end (WMR 87804). The window the gift of Henry Tyrer, the rest defrayed by voluntary contributions.
  • The website of the Lathom & Burscough Military Heritage Society covers War memorials at Newburgh, Westhead, Lathom, Burscough and Burscough Bridge: www.lbmhs.co.uk

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