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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
Wigan
Town
Atherton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
74930
Current location

Chowbent Chapel
Alderfold Street
Atherton
Wigan
Greater Manchester
M46 9DS
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 67903 03215
Denomination: Unitarian

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Description
Wooden Reredos , the centre of which has a domed head. The WW1 dedication bronze plaque is on the left hand side of the reredos, the WW1 names bronze plaque is in the centre, with an epitaph bronze plaque below, and the WW2 bronze plaque is on the right hand side.
Inscription
Left Hand Plaque-IN LOVING/MEMORY/OF/OUR OWN BOYS/WHO DIED/IN/THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918 Central Plaque-[WW1 names] Epitaph Plaque-THEY ARE IN PEACE Right Hand Side Plaque-LEST WE/FORGET/1939-1945/[names]/LEST WE FORGET/[name added later]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldred, James
Aspinall, Harry
Brown, Fred
Charlson, James
Charlson, John
Cowsgil, John M
Eckersley, Peter Thorpe
Edge, Alfred
Edge, Edwin
Edge, Frank
See details for all 40 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Reredos
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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