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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chorley
Town
Whittle Le Woods
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR LESLIE T MOORE FRIBA (Architect)
MR ARNOLD BLACKWELL (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
559
Current location

St John's Church
Preston Road
Whittle Le Woods
Chorley
Lancashire
PR6 7PS
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 57846 21525
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Board with six inset panels. The upper three have WW1 names and the dedication, while the three below have WW2 names. There is a carved pediment above and a shelf below.
Inscription
THE NAMES OF THE MEN /OF THIS/ CHURCH & PARISH /HERE RECORDED WERE /NUMBERED AMONG THOSE/ WHO AT THE CALL/ OF KING AND COUNTRY /LEFT ALL THAT/ WAS DEAR TO THEM/, ENDURED HARDSHIP/, FACED DANGER /AND FINALLY PASSED /OUT OF SIGHT OF MEN/ BY THE PATH OF DUTY /AND SELF-SACRIFICE /GIVING UP /THEIR OWN LIVES/ THAT OTHERS MIGHT/ HAVE LIVE IN FREEDOM/1939-1945/SEE YE TO IT THAT THESE/SHALL NOT HAVE DIED/IN VAIN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, Richard
Bamber, John
Blackwell, Reginald
Bowling, John
Bradshaw, Hugh
Brooks, Christopher
Charnock, Hugh
Cooper, William
Cotton, John
Derbyshire, William
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 50MM, height 1524MM, width 1372MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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