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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Standish
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th July, 1920
    Attended by: The Earl of Crawford, Chairman of the Company, WH Hewlett, Managing Director, F Edmund, General Manager, Standish Pits, H Fairhurst, Chairman of Standish UDC, Rev CWN Hutton, Rector of Standish, relatives of the fallen
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59495
Current location

Inside the Peace Gate
St Wilfrid Church
Market Place
Standish
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN6 0HT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 56305 10231
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Landing in museum
    Lancashire Mining Museum
    Buile Hill Park
    Salford
    Salford
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 800 980
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Langtree Pit
    Sheldon Av
    Standish
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 563 110
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Bronze plaque with a raised oak leaf and acorn pattern border. A Tudor rose lies each side of the title scroll above the raised inscription. The Wigan Coal and Iron Company had Plaques of similar design installed at their 19 pits and works.
Inscription
IN MEMORIAM/ THE NAMES HERE RECORDED ARE OF/ THOSE MEN WHO WORKED HERE/ AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ AUGUST 1914 TO NOVEMBER 1918/ AS WELL AS THE NAMES OF THOSE/ WHO OBTAINED MILITARY DISTINCTIONS/ IN THE WAR/ LANGTREE PIT/ KILLED/ (Names)/ HONOURS/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baxendale, J
Derbyshire, T
Farrell, W
Greenacre, C
Longshaw, W
Lowton, Alfred
Pennington, J
Roberts, T
Tomlinson, R
Topping, H
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 2
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: One of the five Collieries of The Wigan Coal and Iron Company in Standish

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