Loyal Victoria Lodge, No.1329, Order of Druids Friendly Society

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Wheatsheaf Hotel





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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Details from an Article in the Wigan Observer for July 13th 1920 A framed illuminated scroll, executed by T Mawdesley of Pemberton, and installed in the Lodge Room at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on the corner of Queen Street with Wallgate, Wigan town centre. Design: the emblem of the Order of Druids, and each branch of HM Forces represented in a pictorial manner. Photographs of all who lost their lives, plus the names of all who served. Apart from the six killed, a couple who were killed in a Zeppelin Raid on 12 April 1918 may also have been commemorated.
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The six members of the forces: I Merrin, T Tomlinson, R Winterbottom, E Litchfield, T Mawdesley, K Sanderson (There is no CWGC for him - and the newspaper account of the dedication infers he may have been a PoW) The Zeppelin casualties: Samuel and Jane Tomlinson

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