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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Wigan
Town
Tyldesley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
92446
Current location

Tyldesley Cemetery
Hough Lane - A5082
Tyldesley
Wigan
Greater Manchester
M29 8WN
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 70651 01765
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The three steps of a Portland stone memorial which originally had a cross mounted upon them - now absent. The inscription is leaded.
Inscription
In loving memory of/Signaller James Johnson/ KOSB The beloved son of/ Thomas & Emma Johnson/ Who was Killed in Action by an aerial torpedo/ on May 27th 1916 and was interred at/ Vermelles British Cemetery France/ Aged 20 years./ His duty nobly done.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Johnson, James
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, unit, relationship, parents' names, manner and date of death, age, burial details
    Order of information: As above
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wigan Council

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