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Memorial details

Memorial type
Panelling
District
Wigan
Town
Wigan
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45425
Current location

The brass tablet is on the North wall
beside the chapel entrance
All Saints Church
King of Prussia Yard
Wigan
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN1 1NL
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 58157 05661
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Oak panelling in the nave of the church, with a brass plaque set in one section. The extent of the panelling which is referred to is unclear.... The lettering is incised and painted black, with most of the capitals rubricated.
Inscription
This Panelling was placed here to the Glory of God by/ John and B. Housley Browne,/ in memory of their youngest son Earnest Housley Browne/ who died 16th June 1884: also of their eldest son/ Robert William Browne, Sergt. Major Prince of Wales/ Light Horse; who, after service through the Boer War, died/ of enteric fever, and was interred in Durban Cemetery/ 26th January, 1902./ Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in Glory/ everlasting.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Browne, Robert William
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Parents and sibling, his names, rank, unit, circumstance, place, and date of death and burial
    Order of information: Parents and sibling, his names, rank, unit, circumstance, place, and date of death and burial
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
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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