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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Aspull
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10/07/1920
    Attended by: WH Hewlett, Managing Director, Rev. T Billington, Joseph Parkinson JP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
86814
Current location

In the main room of the club
Aspull Royal British LegionClub
Sumner Street
Aspull
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN2 1YT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 61649 08447
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Wigan Coal & Iron Co. Ltd.
    Kirkless Works
    Kirkless Street
    New Springs
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • New Springs Ex-Servicemen's Club
    Chapel Street
    New Springs
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    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. Four plaques were installed at different divisions of the giant Kirkless Works ('Top Place') of the Company - see WMR 45355, 86816, and 86817 for the others.
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/ Steelworks/ Killed/ (Names)/ Honours/ (Names)/ Ironworks/ Killed/ (Names)/ Honours/ (Names)/ Tar Macadam Works/ Killed/ (Names)/ Flagworks/ Killed (Names)/ Slag Crusher/ Killed (Name)/ Honours/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ansboro, M
Baker, B
Brown, John
Catterall, H
Creed, J
Croston, T
Dempsey, T
Duffy, Peter
Fairbank, Isaac
Finch, John
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 5
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename or Initial, Surname,Honours
    Order of information: Forename or Initial, Surname,Honours
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd.
Responsibility
Aspull Royal British Legion
Reference
  • Report of the unveiling of seven plaques by Company Officials, local Clergy, and local Councillors in the Wigan Observer for 17th July 1920

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