Wigan Coal & Iron, Taylor Pit and John Pit

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Reference WMO251031

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 Washer and John Pit collieries, situated at the front of St Anne's Church. This is the copy replacement intended for the orginal pit memorial (see Ref #166038), made from the original plaque in the Peace Gate 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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