Cpl John Elisha Grimshaw and Abram Centenary Garden


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Reference WMO/284774

Address:

Warrington Road

Abram

Wigan

WN2 5XA

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Composite
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Grass
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The commemoration of Cpl Grimshaw has three elements: The standard sandstone VC tablet in a brick surround; a granite block carrying details of the award; and a short street nearby named in his honour. As Cpl Grimshaw died in his bed aged 87, his memorials are not technically war memorials but his association with the memorial garden allows us to include him. The garden is opposite St John's Church.
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On the VC tablet: Corporal/ John Grimshaw/ Lancashire Fusiliers/ 25th April 1915 On the commemorative stone: In memory of/ John Elisha Grimshaw VC/ 1893 - 1980/ Awarded the Victoria Cross/ For Gallantry at Gallipoli/ During the Great War 1914-1918./ His Victoria Cross is one of the/ famous six before breakfast/ won by the Lancashire Fusilers./ He was born in Abram/ and passed away at his home/ in Isleworth, London/ at the age of 87 years On the street sign: Grimshaw Park

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