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Memorial details

Memorial type
Greater Manchester
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Edgar B Allen of Warrington (Wood Carver)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26/03/1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Liverpool, Vicar, Church Wardens
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

St Catharine's Church
St Catherines Terrace
Greater Manchester

OS Grid Ref: SD 59217 05687
Denomination: Church of England

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Oak panelling at the West end of the church, extending to the outer walls from each side of the main entrance. On each side there are three sections, the centre one of which is raised above the outer two and carries the panels bearing the fallen of the Great War three on each side. Above the names there are elaborate carvings, with blank shields in each corner and a laurel wreath surmounted by a crown at each centre - in the centres of the wreathes, and at the meeting points between the panels, the five years of the war are carved. The panels have a cornice along the top, with a castellated pediment, underneath which dedications are carved. The central sections carry two parts of one dedication, while another is spread across the other four sections. There is a small brass plaque attached to the bottom of the southerly raised section on which is inscribed the details of the Dedication of the panels in 1922. The WW2 names are carved on the two panels each side of the entrance, with no further dedication, or dates given.
Along the top of the two central sections: Greater love hath no man than this/ that a man lay down his life for his friends Along the top of the four side sections: To the Glory of God who gave Peace & Victory/ and in memory of the men of this Parish/ who fighting for God & Right & Liberty/ fell in the Great War A.D. 1914 - 1918 Above the WW1 name panels on each side: 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918/ (Names) There are no words inscribed above the WW2 names On the brass plaque beneath the name panels on the South side: A.M D.G/ This memorial erected by the Parishioners/ and Congregation of St Catharine's Wigan/ was Unveiled and Dedicated by/ The Rt. Rev: Francis James Chavasse, D.D./ Lord Bishop of Liverpool, on March 26th 1922./ Arthur J Yates, John Fairhurst, Wardens. H Lionel Gibbs, Vicar.
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Adamson, Leonard C
Adamson, Robert
Andrews, George
Appleton, Thomas
Armstrong, John
Ashcroft, Norman
Atherton, John
Baldwin, Thomas
Banks, Peter
Barker, Benjamin
See details for all 196 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 157
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 157
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian names, surname
    Order of information: Christian names, surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 39
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 39
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian names, surname
    Order of information: Christian names, surname
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
The Parochial Church Council
  • Wigan Observer, 01/04/1922: Report of the unveiling of the memorial - and of an oak pulpit lectern in memory of Thos. H Scholes. Statement that the complete scheme involves 'a leather bound book containing the names of all... who served...'.

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