Wigton Memorial Garden
- Flora and Fauna Flora and Fauna (any)
- Metal Metal (any)
- Stone Sandstone
- Second World War (1939-1945)
Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.
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As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.
Large Plaque: WIGTON/MEMORIAL GARDEN Plaque 1- Wigton’s 1914-18 War/In the 1914-18 war almost every household in Wigton had a close/relative lost in the conflict./We had 26% killed or died from wounds, with a similar/percentage receriving very seriius injuries./The hardest hit family in Wigtom throughout the war was Mr/& Mrs Thomas Dodd from Union Street, this family lost 4 sons./The first son to be lost was Private William Dodd, Border/Regiment./Followed by Private homas Dodd, Military Medal, South/Lancashire Regiment./The third son lsot was Sergeant Albert Dodd, Border Regiment/The fourth son to be lost was Private Harry Dodd, Border/Regiment./Harry was the oldest son, he served in France in October 1914, and was wounded at Neuve Chapelle, after he recovered, he was/sent to the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) and once again, after recuperating from illness, was sent back to France, and was klled there in October, 4 years to the month from the first time he was/wounded and only 1 month from the end of the war./Mr & Mrs Dodd had another son, Private Frank Dodd, he served/out the war in France. In 1919, The Wigton Memorial Committee awarded 27 Gold/watches to the Wigton men who had gained Military Honours. One well known Wigton character was William Stewart Fell./Willy was one of the very few men to win 3 Military Medals, he died aged 87 in 1978. Plaque 2: THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/1914-1918/[names in 4 columns] 1939-45/[names in 2 columns]
Column 1- Pte John Armstrong/Cpl Jos Carr/Spr DA Sutherland/Sgt JW Powley/Cpl TJ Williamson/Lt LH Davis/Pte T Park/Pte TJ Brady/ Pte R Wilson/Pte Jos Haney/Pte John Baxter/Pte John Fell/Pte Wm Dixon/Trooper Jas Hampson/Pte John Robinson/ Pte Jos Storey/Pte Robert Pearson/Pte Geo Fisher/Pte Jos Reay/Lt NHP Salusbury/LCpl WP Chicken/Lt FRL Bell/Pte J Hogg/ Gnr Wm Lawson/Pte Robt Carr/Pte H Pearson/Stoker John Hyslop/Pte HR Hoodless/Pte S Darwood/Cpl H Greenup/ Pte L Hodgson Column 2 Pte H Askew/Pte TW Heslam/Gnr John Ashbridge/Lt JA Lawson/Sgt E Marsden/Pte Jos Ashbridge/Pte Jos Carson/ Pte Wm Dodd/Sgt J Highmoor/Pte Thos Barnes/Sgt RW Plenderleath/Pte H Mitchinson/Pte A Denholm/Lt AL Humphreys/ Pte WP Weightman/LCpl Jos Hill/Driv Wm Clark/Pte C Tennant/Cpl John Irving/Pte JH Shepherd/Cpl TH Walker/ Pte Jos Graham/Pte HH Pearson/Pte TB Holdsworth/Pte J Pennington/Sgt Thos Dixon/Pte Jas Brady/Lt John Donald/ LCpl RC Frizzell/Pte Thos Dodd/Rfm Jos Blair Column 3 Pte C McCahy/Pte W Mecahy/Sgt W Studholme/Pte R Twentyman/Pte Arthur Hall/Lt ET White/Rfm Jas Scott/Pte JW Musgrave/ Gnr John Short/Pte JW Graham/Sgt Jos Hampson/Lt Wm Sinton/Pte JS McQuiggans/Sgt Albert Dodd/Pte Thos Cook/ Pte Jas Chicken/Sgt John Veitch/Major Sam Rigg/Cdt JHB Kayss/Pte JFC Pattinson/Pte JP Wilkinson/Pte J Gilbertson/ Sgt JS Holliday/Pte J McLachlan/Lt Stanley Rigg/Pte Chris Barnes/Pte Isaac Peel/Pte Thos Pearson/Pte BJ Carrick/ Pte Anthony Barnes Column 4 Sig JO Oversby/Pte Jos Snodden/Pte T Coulthard/LCpl JR Harris/Bomb F Barnes/Pte Jas H Holliday/Pte Bert Watson/ Pte Harry Dodd/Pte GT Henderson/LCpl JG Strong/LCpl Wm Waite/Pte W Armstrong/Drv Wm Martin/Lt JJ Twentyman/ Gnr Alf Dessauer/Lt JC Lazonby/Lt JE Moffat/LCpl PR Wilson/LCpl Wm Stanley Pape/Pte WS Wilson/Pte JH Muirhead/ Pte Freeman Robinson/Pte Wm MCKenzie/Pte Jos Oliphant/Pte TW Little/Joseph Frill/John Hamill/Driv John Slee/ Pte G Oliphant/Nurse Isabella Hope Column 5-1939-45/ GW Ashbridge/R Ashbridge/M (Kathy) Barnes/T Barnes/JS Bell/JJ Brady/W Crellin/T Donnelly/L Easdon/H Fell/R Foster/ E Graham/T (Binky) Armstrong/G Graham/HN Hall/J Hampson/F Haney/W Feddon/WS Irwin/J Miller/T Musgrave/H Scott/ JA Scott/J Shepherd/GH Smith/V Smith/JT Stoddart/E Sturdy/RG Thomlinson/D Thwaite/J Watson Column 6 GD Wilkinson/RM Aitken/J Ashbridge/MK Barnes/F Bragg/P Williamson