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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), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
BOLTON COOPERATIVE CABINET MAKERS SOCIETY (Wood Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5 November 2009
    Attended by: Mayor of Bolton
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 November 2009
    Attended by: Mayor of Bolton
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43721
Current location

Situated near to Hall of Memories in the Town Hall.
Bolton Town Hall
Victoria Square
Bolton
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1 1RU
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 715 091
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In museum store.
    Bolton Library and Museum Service Store
    Washington Street
    Deane
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL3
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 704 085
    Denomination: Undefined
  • The office building is on the corner of Higher Bridge Street and St. George's Road. The memorial was located on the wall by the office entrance.
    Bolton Co-operative Society Secretarial Office (Redundant)
    Bridge Street
    Bolton
    Bolton
    Greater Manchester
    BL1 2EW
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 716 096
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Wooden board consisting of three panels of polished oak with rounded trefoil heads and incised inscriptions. The board is surmounted by a rectangular pediment and flanked by rectangular pilasters with foliate decoration carved in relief. Below the board is a rectangular apron. The whole memorial stands on two feet. On the reverse of the central panel (visible at the back of the memorial) is another panel with rounded trefoil head and incised inscription.
Inscription
FRONT FACE, TOP: BOLTON CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY/ WAR MEMORIAL FRONT FACE, MIDDLE, CENTRE SECTION: THIS TABLET/ WAS ERECTED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE EMPLOYEES/ OF THIS SOCIETY/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914 - 1919 ALSO THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) FRONT FACE, MIDDLE, LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES: (NAMES) FRONT FACE, BASE: "ONE SINGLE HOUR OF GLORIOUS LIFE/ IS WORTH AN AGE WITHOUT A NAME." REAR FACE: THIS TABLET/ WAS ERECTED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE EMPLOYEES/ OF THIS SOCIETY/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL APPRECIATION/ OF THOSE 386 OTHERS/ WHO ANSWERED THEIR/ COUNTRY'S CALL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atherton, J B
Atkinson, F G
Briggs, R
Brown, T
Cropper, J
Davenport, C
Dilworth, W
Dixon, W
Fielding, E
Gregory, A
See details for all 37 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 423
    Served and returned: 386
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 1410mm, width 1330mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
2009: Memorial removed from original location and moved via Bolton Museum, to Bolton town hall. Post-WW2: Rather than commission a second memorial for the fallen of WW2, the central board of this memorial was turned around and a new inscription was engraved on it.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: The memorial names 37 members who died in the Great War and was later updated to honour nine members lost in the Second World War. This was done by turning round the central board and carvinga new inscription. It states taht 386 Bolton Co-op members rerurned from active service in the Great War.
Responsibility
Bolton Library and Museum Service
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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