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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Preston
Town
Preston
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
88481
Current location

St Wilfred's RC Church
Chapel Street
Preston
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 8BU
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 53765 29216
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The memorial comprise a small side altar, a large crucifix above with a canopy, side panels on marble, with scenes from the crucifixion at the top of each, the names of WW1 fallen below. Beneath the altar a black marble panels with the main inscription and below that, horizontally on the base is a tablet with the names from WW2. Beyond that, a horizontal tablet commemorating the war dead of Preston Catholic College (recorded separately). The area of the altar is surrounded by an ornate altar rail.
Inscription
Main inscription: AM DG/ PRAY FOR THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH OF SAINT WILFRED/ WHO SO GENEROUSLY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ "MAY THEY REST IN PEACE." WW2 Tablet: Pray also for the souls of these men of St Wilfrid's/ who died in The Second World War 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ "Laus Dei Semper."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aspinall, Henry
Atkinson, Henry
Baines, Hubert
Baines, Reginald
Bateson, John
Birtwistle, Alfred
Brown, Adrian
Brown, Arthur
Cairns, Richard
Carter, Joseph
See details for all 127 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 114
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 114
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: 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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