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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
St Helens
Town
Earlestown
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84938
Current location

St John the Baptist Church
Market Street
Earlestown
St Helens
Merseyside
WA12 9NW
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 57293 95399
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A stained glass window, depicting the Wise Men presenting their gifts to the baby Jesus, in the East end of the church, with a dark oak plaque on a pillar on the South side of the church. The plaque is rectangular, with a raised rectangular section in the centre, which has an extended carved pediment - a frieze of grapes on the vine beneath an intricate tracery top. Similar tracery tops the outer sections capping the plaque. The dedication and a text beneath the names are elaborately carved, and gilded. In contrast, the names are painted simply in gold. The fact that names for both World Wars appear together on the same board would appear to suggest that the board was re-worked post WW2 - perhaps by the simple expedient of turning the board around so that the WW1 names remain on the rear of the board, with what had been the rear being used as the front.
Inscription
Roll of Honour/ The Northern Light of the/ East Window of this Church/ was Erected to the Glory of/ God, and in Ever Grateful/ Memory of the Parishioners and/ the Following Members of this/ Church who Gave Their Lives in/ the Great War/ 1914-1918/ Names/ 1939-1945/ Names/ Faithful Unto Death
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, A
Alldridge, A
Arden, S
Bailey, Wr
Betts, J
Brough, J
Broughton, J
Brown, E
Cunliffe, We
Eaves, T
See details for all 65 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Initial(s)
    Order of information: Surname, Initial(s)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Initial(s)
    Order of information: Surname, Initial(s)
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Wigan Observer, 22/12/1919: Report of the Liverpool Diocesan Consistory Court - to permit erection of a stained glass window as a war memorial.

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