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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Whelley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10/07/1920
    Attended by: WH Hewlett, Managing Director, CClr. Jas. Walkden (Mayor of Wigan), Officials and relatives
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
84792
Previous locations
  • Pay Office
    Sales Yard of the collieries
    Whelley
    Whelley
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    WN2 1BP
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 59404 06844
    Denomination: Undefined
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.
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/ Alexandra Pit/ Names/ Honours/ Names and Medals/ Lindsay Pit/ Names/ Honours/ Names and Medals
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, Thos.
Austin, James
Bagguley, Hamlet
Bennett, Moses
Bromley, James
Burns, Albert
Coghlan, William
Connor, William
Cooke, Eric
Cooper, Joseph
See details for all 53 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 53
    Served and returned: 9
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, Surname, Medals
    Order of information: Forename, Surname, Medals
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Wigan Coal and Iron Company Ltd.
Reference
  • Report in the Wigan Observer of this event and of other Company unveilings, 17th July 1920

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