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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chorley
Town
Adlington
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42351
Current location

The Chapel is upstairs
Adlington URC and Methodist Church
Railway Road
Adlington
Chorley
Lancashire
PR6 9QZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 60374 13388
Denomination: United Reformed/ Methodist

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Description
Three ogee-headed brass plaques, each with a beribboned wreath above the inscriptions. The centre plaque is entitled 'In Memoriam', with a Latin cross beneath the names. 'War Memorial 1914 1919' is written above the names on the two outer plaques. There is an incised border line on each plaque, the lettering being incised and painted black, with rubricated initials on the titles.
Inscription
CENTRE PLAQUE: IN MEMORIAM/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY/ DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS/ FRIENDS" ST JOHN 15 V.13./ (NAMES) LEFT PLAQUE: WAR/ 1914/ (NAMES) RIGHT PLAQUE: MEMORIAL./ 1919/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashurst, John
Banks, Herbert
Bowker, Edwin H
Bowker, George
Bowker, James
Bretland, James
Cooper, Gilbert
Crook, Walter
Ellison, Arnold
Ellison, John
See details for all 39 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 39
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 39
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian name, surname
    Order of information: Christian name, surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 460MM, width 230MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
1990: PLAQUES MOVED FROM THE FRONT OF THE PULPIT TO A WALL AS A RESULT OF REFURBISHMENT
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CHURCH ELDERS AND MEMBERS

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