Wigan Coal and Iron Company, Alexandra and Lindsay Pits Plaque


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Reference WMO257524

Address:

Whelley

Wigan

WN1 3UP

England

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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: One of 19 similar plaques installed at the Collieries and Works of the Wigan Coal and Iron Company in June and July 1920. The colliery closed in 1955. This is one of two plaques the whereabouts of which is unknown.
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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 Alexandra Pit Lindsay Pit

Alexandra: Killed: Joseph Topping, Moses Bennett, Richard Sumner, Thomas Power, Louis Critchley, Walter Mercer, Joseph Cooper, Albert Burns, William Hodson, Albert Lowe, John White, Joseph Marsden, John Johnson, William Myers, George Smith, James Thompson, Oswald Ditchfield, James Seddon, Henry Maddock, Reginald Taylor, Fred Cox, Edmund Wilson, Thomas Summers, Hamelt Bagguley, Richard Waring, Albert Maloney, James Bromley, Richard Ditchfield, Sam Cox Honours: John Owen, MSM, Eric Cooke, MM, Fred Walls MM Lindsay: Killed: Edward Southern, Thomas Dean, Sydney Price, George Hindley, Peter Seddon, Anthony Keeley, Vincent Johnson, Arthur Yates, James Sibbering, William Connor, William Coghlan, Isaac Mirren, James Austin, Thomas Strong, Robert Owen Honours: Thomas Armstrong MM, Alexander Forrest DCM, Albert Hillman (Unknown), John Thomas Marsden MM, William Seddon MM

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