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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bolton
Town
Bolton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th February 1921
    Attended by: The Mayoress unveiled the memorial; others present were local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43692
Current location

At Enquiry Counter
Bolton Central Police Station
Scholey Street
Bolton
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL2 1HD
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 72397 08277
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Bolton Town Centre Police Station
    Le Mans Crescent
    Bolton
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 710 080
    Denomination: Undefined
  • In the Borough Police Court
    Bolton Town Hall
    Victoria Square
    Bolton
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL1 1RU

    OS Grid Ref: SD 71610 09157
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Brass plaque within a copper frame.
Inscription
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/ MEMBERS OF THE BOLTON BOROUGH POLICE FORCE/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ "THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FOR EVER AND THEIR GLORY/ SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT."/ ERECTED BY THE WATCH COMMITTEE AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOLTON BOROUGH POLICE FORCE, 1920./ LEST WE FORGET
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blackshaw, Arthur
Brandwood, Arthur
Clegg, Jacob
Holloway, James
Mckenzie, John
Nield, Charles Henry
Pinch, Bertie
Walmsley, Robert
Wells, Walter
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Police rank, forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 2MM, height 670MM, width 830MM
    Materials: Copper
Listing information
Condition
History
2009: Relocated when Police Station moved to Sholey Street.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Lancashire Evening Post 12/2/1921 (page 3) reported that: "The Mayoress of Bolton unveiled in the Bolton Borough Police Court a tablet erected to the memory of members of the borough force who fell in service".
  • Bolton Journal 11/2/1921 (page 6) and 18/2/1921 (page 10)

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