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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
92454
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
A Portland stone headstone in the form of a scroll draped across a stand, with leaded inscription. The subject is also commemorated by his siblings on a headstone nearby. (WMR 92458)
Inscription
.../ Also their son/ Pte. William Smith/ 1st-5th Bn. Manchester Regiment/ Who was Killed in Action/ June 4th 1915, Aged 18 years./ Far from home in a soldier's grave/ Near the Dardanelles he lies/ Along with gallant comrades brave,/ He rests, but memry never dies./ ....
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Smith, William
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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: Relationship, rank, forename, surname, unit, manner and date of death, age, burial place
    Order of information: As above
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wigan Council

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