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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wigan
Town
Golborne
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
75185
Current location

St Thomas' Church
Cottesmore Way
Golborne
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WA3 3TJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 60706 98184
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Celtic style cross on a tapered plinth, and a 2 stage base. The bronze WW1 plaque is on the front face of the plinth, and the WW2 bronze plaque is on the top step on the front face.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOUR OF THE/MEN OF THIS PARISH WHOM FOUGHT AND IN EVER/GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO GAVE/THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF TRUTH OF/JUSTICE AND OF FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR/[names in 4 columns] ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/[names in 5 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldred, H
Ashcroft, J
Atherton, J
Barrow, H
Bellis, H
Bellis, J
Benison, W
Bennett, G
Bennett, T
Bennett, T
See details for all 152 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 111
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 111
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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