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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Poolstock
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st June 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of Liverpool
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st June 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of Liverpool
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45435
Current location

St. James With St. Thomas Church
Pool St
Poolstock
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN3 5EZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 57806 04537
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • ST THOMAS CHURCH
    Caroline St
    Wigan
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 580 050
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Five panel oak board, with the dedication in the central panel, which is an raised section, with a column of names in each of two side panels, the other names being in two columns in the shorter side panels to each side. Pilasters topped with roofed finials separate the three sections, which have tracery designs arching above the inscriptions, which are in Gothic script, painted in gold, with a fleur-de-lys above each inscription. The border top and bottom is castellated. TRACERY DESIGN CARVED AT THE TOP OF THE REREDOS
Inscription
CENTRE PANEL, CENTRE SECTION: IN/ MEMORIAM/ THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY/ THOSE WHO DESIRE/ TO PERPETUATE THE/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ CONNECTED WITH/ ST THOMAS'S CHURCH/ AND SCHOOLS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR NATION,/ FREEDOM AND HONOUR/ IN THE GREAT/ EUROPEAN WAR LEFT AND RIGHT HAND PANELS, CENTRE SECTION: (NAMES) OUTER LEFT HAND PANEL: 1914/ (NAMES) OUTER RIGHT HAND PANEL: 1919/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainscough, Joseph
Allen, James
Ashurst, Nicholas
Aspinall, Joseph
Atherton, Frank
Atherton, John
Atherton, John T
Atkinson, John
Bagnall, Thoma
Bainbridge, George H
See details for all 152 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 149
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 149
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Reredos
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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