Shevington War Memorial

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Reference WMO234566

Address:

Park Gardens

Church Lane

Shevington

Wigan

Greater Manchester

WN6

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Obelisk in the centre of the Park Gardens, on the juntion of Church Lane and Shevington Lane. Also within the park is a memorial plaque commemorating ten miners who lost their lives in 1861, and a stone commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Erected in / grateful remembrance of / the men of this parish / who in two wars / (1914 - 1918 and 1939 - 1945) / laid down their lives / for their friends / and in the cause of / justice and freedom / At the gong down of the sun / and in the morning / we will remember them

(1914 - 1918) Thomas Jackson, John James Hill, Richard Hooton, Harry Kitchen, Frederick Hodge, Edward Dean, Robert G Bentham, John Grundy, John Marshall, Robert H Davies, William Halton, William Holland, Edward Stopforth, Oswald Wilson, Harry R Taylor, Thomas Gladman; (1939 - 1945) James Lamb, Joseph Fitzpatrick, John E Rigby, John Randall, Colin F Coppock, Eric Lyon, Frank W Highton, Cyril Haig, John McNamara, John H Holcroft, Ernest L Snape, Harry Mayers, Alan Paul T Henry

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