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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Leigh
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45343
Current location

Between the first two windows from the West on the North wall of the church
St Mary the Virgin's Church
St Mary's Way
Leigh
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN7 1EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 65613 00309
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A cast bronze plaque within an elaborately carved, painted and gilded, wooden frame with a canopy top. The plaque is framed in the centre with a carved and gilded segmental arch at the top. There is a Latin cross at the centre above the Dedication which is flanked by crowns. The names are raised, with a further name on a scrolled ribbon along the bottom - it is unclear whether this is to add emphasis to the man's status (an Officer who has a window dedicated to his memory close by), or because his name was added as an afterthought for some reason. There are finials each side of the plaque, which are punctuated by the symbols signifying the six elements of the Biblical 'Armour of God'. On the left, the Shield of Faith, the Belt of Truth, the Feet of Peace; on the right, The Sword of the Spirit, the Helmet of Salvation, the Breastplate of Righteousness. There is an incised, gilded text across the bottom of the frame.
Inscription
To the Glory of God/ and in memory of those/ from this Parish who gave/ their lives in the Great War 1914-18/ (Names)/ "It is enough that the servant be as his Lord" Matt. 10.25.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adlington, Harry
Ashworth, Sydney
Barker, Elias
Bibby, John
Bilsbury, Harry
Blaxland, Cyril
Blear, Stanley
Briscoe, Fred
Campion, Howard
Corris, John
See details for all 107 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 107
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 107
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian names, surname
    Order of information: Christian names, surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council

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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