Oldham Corporation Passenger Transport Department - WW1

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Reference WMO/272147


Wallshaw Place

First Bus Depot




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: In these premises, there are 3 memorial boards from the First World War of all transport workers who fought in the First World War and 1 memorial board for those who fought in the Second World War (see WMO/272574) these drivers were employed by the Oldham Corporation of Passenger Transport Department. The ones fallen in their line of duty are marked by a star by their name. These are hand-painted memorials and are on-site to see at the First Bus Depot. The First World War memorial has 8 columns of names, totally 604 names. The following description is from the IWM entry: 'There are 2 memorials- a. A series of 3 identical dome headed boards for WW1, with all text in gold. Each has the Oldham coat of arms in the dome head b. A varnished oak board with triangular head (which contains the Oldham coat of arms), inscribed with 8 columns of names in gold, the fallen bring indicated with dots.'
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