Taylor Pit and John Pit

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Reference #251031

Address:

St Anne's Church

Church Lane

Shevington

Wigan

WN6 8BD

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Plaque commemorating the men from Taylor Pit and John Pit collieries, situated at the front of St Anne's Church. Possibly a replacement intended for the orginal pit memorial (see Ref #166038), though an identical plaque is at St Wilfrid's Church in Standish (Ref #169694).
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In Memoriam / The names here recorded are of / those men who worked here / and who gave their lives for / their country in the Great War / August 1914 to November 1918 / as well as the names of those / who obtained military distinctions / in the war (separate plaque) This memorial commemorates / those who died in the / Great War from / Standish Lower Ground / mining community which / funded the building of this / church by subscription

(Taylor Pit & Washer, killed) Henry Hitchin, S Gaskell, A Bennett, John J Hill, R H Davies, John Knowles, Wilfred White, H Cheshire, S Woodward, Sidney Jones, T A Gibson, W R Wood, O Wilson (honours) Wilfred White M.M., Croix de Guerre (John Pit, killed) W Porter, Henry Aspey, T Appleton, R Telford, Edwin Stokes, J Halliwell, J Grundy, G Ashcroft, J B Perkins (honours) G Ashcroft M.M., Thomas Darwin M.M.

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