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SHEVINGTON, ST ANNES, TAYLOR PIT AND JOHN PIT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2012

The Taylor Pit and John Pit war memorial is to be found in the gorunds of St Anne's Church in Shevington and takes the form of two plaques mounted on a stone plinth. There are 25 names listed, 22 of those who were killed and 3 names of those who attained honours (two of which are also in the listed of those killed). To aid research and reading the names each section has been sorted alphabetically.

Photographs copyright © Margaret Carter 2012

IN MEMORIAM
THE NAMES HERE RECORDED ARE OF
THOSE MEN WHO WORKED HERE
AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
AUGUST 1914 TO NOVEMBER 1918
AS WELL AS THE NAMES OF THOSE
WHO OBTAINED MILITARY DISTINCTIONS
IN THE WAR

TAYLOR PIT & WASHER
KILLED

BENNETT A
No further information currently available
CHESHIRE H
No further information currently available
DAVIES Robert Henry

Private 11410, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 26 November 1916. Born asnd enlisted Wigan. Brother of Mrs. Sarah J. Pemberton, of 70, Crooke, Wigan, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. See also Shevington Memorial

GASKELL S
No further information currently available
GIBSON T A
No further information currently available
HILL John James
No further information currently available - See also Shevington Memorial
HITCHIN Henry
No further information currently available
JONES Sidney
No further information currently available
KNOWLES John
No further information currently available
WHITE,
MM & Crois de Guerre
Wilfred
Serjeant 16201, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 28 June 1918. Born and resident Pemberton, enlisted Wigan. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) & Croix de Guerre (France). Buried in AVAL WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, VIEUX-BERQUIN, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.
WILSON Oswald
Private 109279, 4th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 29 November 1918, received 5th November 1918. Aged 20. Son of Christopher and Teresa Wilson, of Brook Side, Shevington Moor, Wigan. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 13. See also Shevington Memorial
WOOD W R
No further information currently available
WOODWARD S
No further information currently available
HONOURS
WHITE Wilfred
Military Medal (M.M.) & Croix de Guerre - see above
JOHN PIT
KILLED
APPLETON T
No further information currently available
ASHCROFT, MM George
Private 13711, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Born and enlisted Wigan. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.
ASPEY Henry
No further information currently available
GRUNDY John
No further information currently available - See also Shevington Memorial
HALLIWELL J
No further information currently available
PERKINS J B
No further information currently available
PORTER W
No further information currently available
STOKES Edwin
No further information currently available
TELFORD R
No further information currently available
HONOURS
ASHCROFT George
Military Medal (M.M.) - see above
DARWIN Thomas
Military Medal (M.M.)

THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES
THOSE WHO DIED IN THE
GREAT WAR FROM
STANDISH LOWER GROUND
MINING COMMUNITY WHICH
FUNDED THE BUILDING OF THIS
CHURCH BY SUBSCRIPTION

Last updated 1 August, 2012

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