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CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST MARIE OF THE ANNUNCIATION, STANDISH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015

The memorial stands in the grounds of St Marie of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Wigan Road, Standish, and takes the form of a Celtic Cross with Crucifixion figure and laurel wreath. There are 13 names listed for World War 1 and 11 for World War 2. Around 2004 the Cross was moved from outside the presbytery to a position West of the church grounds.

Photograph copyright © Martin Edwards 2015

Lord have mercy on the Souls of

DUFFY James
No further information currently available
DUFFY Thomas
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FOSTER James
Lance Corporal 16045, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 8 July 1916. Born Standish, enlisted Wigan. Son of Abel and Esther Foster, of 25, Heaton St., Standish, Wigan. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II/ Row A. Rave 11.
HALSALL William
Driver 55673, “A” Battery, 97th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 11 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Coppull, Lancs, enlisted Chorley. Son of Sarah Ellen Halsall, of 5, Collingwood St., Standish, Wigan, Lancs, and the late Robert Halsall. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 38.
HARRISON Joseph
Private 36313, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Standish. Husband of Margaret Williams (formerly Harrison), of 11, Back Pole St., Standish, Wigan. Formerly 15913, Manchester Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
HENNINGHAN James
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HEYES Austin
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HOOTON Richard
Lance Corporal 12921, 9th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 23 September 1917. Born Standish, enlisted Rotherham, resident Wigan. Son of Mary Hooton and the late William Hooton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 125 to 128.
HOUGHTON [Seth] Joseph
Private 24456, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 18 June 1916. Aged 38. Born Standish, enlisted Wigan. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row S. Grave 2.
LIVESEY Thomas Francis
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MARSH Cuthbert A
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REGAN Thomas
Sapper 444541, 66th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Manchester, resident Standish. Son of Martin and Catherine Regan, of 169, Preston Rd., Standish, Wigan. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 162.
WILSON Oswald
Private 109279, 4th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 29 November 1918; wounds received 5th November. Aged 20. Born Standish, enlisted Bolton, resident Shivington. 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.
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
EUROPEAN WAR 1914 ~ 1918
AND TO CHERSIH WHOSE MEMORY THIS CROSS IS
ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW PARISHIONERS & FRIENDS

May they rest in peace. Amen.
Have mercy also O Lord
on the Souls of
BOOTH David
Fusilier 3451896, 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 8 July 1944. Aged 26. Son of David and Alice Booth, of Standish. Buried in CAMBES-EN-PLAINE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Row D. Grave 4.
BRANNON John
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CLARKSON Francis
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FAIRHURST Henry
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1047602, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died 13 September 1941. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fairhurst, of Standish. Buried in STANDISH (ST. MARIE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD, Standish. Grave 535.
FOSTER James
Private T.14602781, 701 Army Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14 November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Lewis Francis and Mary Victoria Foster, of Standish, Lancashire. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Belgium. Plot II/ Row D. Grave 5.
GORE George
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GOULDING Joseph [Thomas]
Lance Corporal 14583668, 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died 18 September 1944. Son of Harriet Goulding, of Standish, Lancashire. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row J. Grave 1.
HILTON Thomas
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1535907, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 March 1942. Aged 20. Son of Thomas Hilton and of Mary Hilton (nee Corrigan), of Standish. Buried in STANDISH (ST. MARIE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD, Standish. Grave 257.
HOOTON Francis
No further information currently available
LYTHGOE William
Gunner 3864615, 4/2 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 15 September 1941. Aged 25. Son of James and Margaret Lythgoe, of Standish, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAl, Hampshire. Panel 51, Column 3.
WILSON Thomas
Private 2620818, 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 10 March 1943. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Margaret Ellen Wilson, of Standish, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia, Face 36.

WHO DIED IN THE 1939 ~ 1945 WAR.
May they rest in peace.

Last updated 10 August, 2015

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