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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Swinley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Leonard Howells, art master, Wigan Technical College (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th July 1919
    Attended by: Revd. Everard Baguley, Mr Thomas Lythgoe, Church Secretary
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45406
Current location

In the entrance foyer of the church
230
Trinity United Reformed Church
Milton Grove
Swinley
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN1 2PG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 58359 07183
Denomination: United Reformed

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Previous locations
  • St Paul's Congregational Church
    Standishgate
    Wigan
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Ornate nowy-headed oak board with carved decoration and inscriptions, with an additional small brass plaque regarding donors on its bottom edge. A carved frieze of oak leaves and acorns surrounds the inscriptions. At the top the Wigan Coat of Arms is surrounded by a laurel wreath, linked by the names of theatres of the War on scrolls to shields bearing the national flowers of England (rose) and Scotland (thistle), this motif is repeated below the Dedication and the Names, with the flowers of Ireland (shamrock) and Wales (daffodil). The names are inscribed, all others wording is in carved relief.
Inscription
Belgium France/ Gallipoli Salonica/ This Tablet is Erected in/ Honour of the Undermentioned/ Men of this Church and Brother-/ Hod who Served Their Country/ in the Great War 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ Africa Italy Russia/ Mesopotamia Palestine On the small additional brass tablet: This Tablet/ Containing the Names of the Men/ From this Church who Served/ in the Great War 1914 - 19/ was Presented by/ Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Smith/ and Unveiled Sunday July 27th 1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackers, G K
Aitken, R
Allan, T M P
Appleton, T
Ashurst, J
Baker, A
Baldwin, E
Ball, J
Bamford, J
Bannister, W
See details for all 93 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 93
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial(s), Surname
    Order of information: Initial(s), Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Mr and Mrs Arthur Smith of Spencer Road, Wigan
Reference
  • Wigan Observer, 21/08/1919: Description of the Memorial, and report of its unveiling.

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