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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigan
Town
Astley
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Darren Block (Makers)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
92954
Previous locations
  • Private home
    Astley
    Wigan

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A thin metal sheet with the names laser-printed in black on the surface. The wording and list of names were intended to be as on the original memorial destroyed in a fire in June 1961 (see WMR 45299).
Inscription
To the Glory of God/ And in Grateful Remembrance of/ (Names)/ Who Gave their Lives in the Great War/ For Justice Freedom and Right/ 1914-1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Altoft, A
Arrowsmith, R
Battersby, S
Beattle, H
Bleakley, F
Boardman, J
Bridge, W
Bryan, T
Cleworth, J
Cooke
See details for all 60 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank, unit
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £600

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: A private sponsor commissioned the memorial as a replacement for the marble tablet lost in a fire which destroyed St Stephen's Church on June 18th 1961. A permanent home is being sought for the memorial.
Responsibility
In private ownership

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