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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chorley
Town
Chorley
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 2002
    Attended by: MAYOR OF CHORLEY
  • Dedicated
    Date: November 2002
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51400
Current location

Former St. Laurence School
Playcentre
Parker Street
Chorley
Chorley
Lancashire
PR7 1EX
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 58467 18219
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plain square slate tablet with carved inscription in white. Two green decorative leaves carved at the bottom centre of the tablet.
Inscription
RIFLEMAN WILLIAM MARINER V.C./ (FORMALLY WIGNALL)/ 2ND BATTALION THE KINGS ROYAL RIFLES/ BORN 29 MAY 1882/ EDUCATED AT ST LAURENCE'S PAROCHIAL SCHOOL/ AWARDED V.C. FOR ACTION NEAR CAMBRIN,/ 22 MAY 1915/ KILLED IN ACTION 1 JULY 1916/ FOR VALOUR/ ERECTED BY CHORLEY CIVIC SOCIETY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mariner, William
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, honorifix, regiment, date of birth, manner of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 350MM, width 350MM
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other

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