Wigan Coal and Iron Company, Sovereign and Priestner Pits, St Paul's Church Westleigh

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Reference WMO257512


Westleigh Road





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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Two plaques, originally installed at the Sovereign and Priestner Pits of the Wigan Coal and Iron Company in June 1920. A third plaque explains their move to the church porch following the closure of the pits in 1927 and 1934 respectively.
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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 1 & 3 Sovereign Pits 1 Priestners Pit 2 Priestners Pit

1 Priestners Pit Killed: R Hughes, W Clarke, J Higginson, James Wood, Abel Tatum, J Winstanley, J Carroll, W Fury, J Crawford, Harry Croft, J Kennedy Honours: Edwin Nelson MM 2 Priestners Pit Killed: JW Rathbone, G Davies, John French, E Anderton, A Atkinson, A Langford, J Whittle, H Davies, J Gaskell, M McDonough, Elias Barker, John Corris, P Pilkington, R Wardle, James Burke, J Bowker, T Cunningham, J Parsons, JW Whittle, R Williams, T Horrocks, Henry Parr, Robert Tymon, P Robinson, Joseph Shaw, John Parr, J Atherton, J Healey, S Blear, A Whittle Honours: Adam Langford MM, G Singleton DCM, Lewis Alty MM, Rueben Davies MM, John Doneghan MM, Peter Waters Italian Legion of Honour

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