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Leigh War Memorial is situated on Church Street, Leigh, Lancashire. The dedication and unveiling took place at 3pm. 30th. September 1922. After a vote of thanks from General Sir Beauvoir De Lisle, the Chairman of the Memorial Committee, Counncillor Jos. Ashworth J.P. formerly handed over the memorial to the Mayor of Leigh, George Holden Esq. The local company of the 5th. Battalion Manchester Regiment and ex-servicemen laid wreaths. On conclusion of the ceremony the public entered the gardens to lay wreaths and pay their respects to the fallen.

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The cenotaph records the names of the first world war dead on metal plaques, with a further plaque recording the death of a serviceman in the former Yugoslavia conflict. In front of the cenotaph stands a memorial flat topped wall on which metal plaques record the names of the second world war dead.

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The Memorial stands in the very Center of the old Mill town of Leigh, Lancashire (Now) Greater Manchester,. Leigh itself now falls under the Administration of the nearby Town of Wigan.   

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Here are the Great War Plaques:- Please take what you need.

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For completion, here are the WW2 Panels:-

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Leigh Parish Church is located in the center of the town and has a small memorial area to the towns War Dead.

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This is the ornate Great War Plaque:-

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And these are the WW2 Plaques:-

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St Peter's Church is in Firs Lane, Westleigh, a district of Leigh, Greater Manchester,

The church has an impressive War Memorial within the grounds, - A SOLDIER IN MOURNING POSE WITH HEAD BOWED AND RIFLE REVERSED, IN GREAT COAT AND CAP. ON SQUARE PLINTH.

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The statue is very well executed:-

 

 

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The memorial lists 102 Names:- 

 

 

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Rear Detail:-

 

 

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The memorial was recently refurbished to good effect!.

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MikeyH   
MikeyH

Interested to see in #13, that the memorial was unveiled by Lady Holden of 'The Firs', this was a large private house, which in later years became a maternity home.  That is where I was born in 1944, one of my aunts was later a midwife there.  The 'Firs' is long gone and the area given over to housing.

 

Mike.

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Kitchener's Bugle

Hi MikeyH..... this link may be of interest to you.

 

 https://leigh.life/?page=wiki&id=leighlife:firs

 

KB

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MikeyH

KB,

 

Thanks for link, will send PM.

 

Mike.

 

 

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thetrenchrat22   
thetrenchrat22

KB, do you have any details of the war memorial in St Paul, Westleigh   . In Leigh where is St Paul's church.  Alan

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The Inspector   
The Inspector

Hi

WN7 5NW

Regards Barry

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