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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
92457
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 sandstone scroll set on top of the family tomb, and carrying an incised inscription.
Inscription
In loving memory of/ Pte. Robert Prescott, Aged 21 years/ of the York and Lancaster Regiment/ The beloved son of Richard and Elizabeth/ Prescott who died November 14th 1916/ from wounds received at Guillemont and was/ interred at Grovetown Military Cemetery France./ He sleeps not in his native soil/ But neath a foreign sky/ Far from the ones who hold him dear/ In a soldier's grave he lies.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Prescott, Robert
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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, age, unit, relationship, parents' names, manner and date of death, burial details
    Order of information: As above
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wigan Council

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