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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
St Helens
Town
Newton Le Willows
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53068
Current location

On the North wall of the space under the tower at the West end of the church
St Peter's Church
Church Street
Newton Le Willows
St Helens
Merseyside
WA12 9SR
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 59308 95647
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • McCorquodale Printing Works
    Newton Le Willows
    St Helens
    Merseyside
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A large wooden memorial, with fluted pilasters which extend beyond the main structure, and which have corniced pediments. From the junction of the extended pilaster and the top of the main board two brackets support a small section, which has a castellated corniced pediment at the top of the frame which holds the Roll of Honour for WW2. Beneath this is set a cast bronze plaque with a raised border, bearing the raised names of the fallen of the Great War, under the name of the Company. This is attached to a relatively new plywood panel. It appears that the Great War plaque may originally have been in the space where the WW2 names are now - but was moved down to make space for the WW2 plaque to be accommodated. It now sits between the dates of the Great War, above a shelf, on each end of which sits a pewter vase, which have inscriptions around their necks, which cannot be read because of the height above the ground. A similar plaque appears on another of the Company's memorials - WMR 17970. The names of the Great War Roll of Honour are painted on three boards framed by the pilasters and fluted columns under basket arches. A dedication is carved above, and along the bottom. The title for the WW2 Roll of Honour is in yellow paint, as are the names of the two who fell, with the other names being in black paint between yellow lines over four columns.
Inscription
Top board: 1939 - Roll of Honour - 1945/ Killed in Action/ ( 2 Names)/ (Names) Main board: 1914 - 1918, carved downwards, each side of the bronze plaque bearing the names of the fallen Bronze plaque: To honour the memory of our men who fell in the Great War 1914-1919/ McCorquodale & Co. Ltd./ Newton-le-Willows/ (Names)/ Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori Bottom board: The following also served/ (Names)/ Their name liveth for evermore TITLE PAGE ROLL OF HONOUR BOOK: WE WILL/ REMEMBER/ THEM/ THIS BOOK/ COMMEMORATES/ THE NAMES OF/ THE MEMBERS OF MCCORQUODALE & CO. LTD./ AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, WHO, AT THE/ BIDDING OF THEIR COUNTRY, LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS, FACED/ DANGER, AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT/ OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-/ SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT/ OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ames, R T
Anderson, C
Appleton, P
Appleton, T
Aspinall, A
Attfield, W J
Ball, W
Bartlett, F
Bartlett, Sidney
Basnett, J
See details for all 162 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 105
    Served and returned: 97
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: For the fallen: Forename, surname, rank, unit; For those who served: surname and initials
    Order of information: For the fallen: Forename, surname, rank, unit; For those who served: surname and initials
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 57
    Served and returned: 55
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: For the fallen: Rank, initials, surname, unit; for those who served, initials and surname
    Order of information: For the fallen: Rank, initials, surname, unit; for those who served, initials and surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council

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