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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Leigh
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87828
Current location

Within the Children's Chapel in the North-West corner of the church
St Mary the Virgin
St Mary's Way
Leigh
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN7 1EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 65613 00309
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Leigh URC
    Union Street
    Leigh
    Wigan
    Greater Manchester
    WN7 1AX
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: United Reformed
Description
A section of a the original memorial, a more extensive range of oak panels - being the three panels bearing the carved names. They were removed from the successor United Reformed Church on its closure in 2013, and adapted to fit into a convenient space below the WW2 plaque in the Children's Chapel in the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. The only inscription is that carved above the names of those who fell.
Inscription
Beside the plaque is a hand-written sign: In/ honoured memory/ of/ those named here of/ Leigh United/ Reformed Church/ 1914-1918. On the centre panel of the plaque: These made the/ supreme sacrifice/ Names (Names) on each of these panels.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, J
Alty, L
Alty, W
Balshaw, C
Balshaw, W
Blakelock, B
Blinkhorn, T
Blinkthorn, J
Blythyn, P
Bowden, P
See details for all 95 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 95
    Served and returned: 83
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Initials, surname
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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