Sunday, August 25, 2013

St Marie's Parish War Memorial, Standish.

1. St Marie's, Our Lady of the Annunciation Church
The Roman Catholic parish church of Standish
(The War Memorial  is in the church grounds)
 
2. St Marie's R.C. Parish War Memorial, Standish
3. The WW1 panel, Standish R.C. Parish War Memorial 
4. The WW2 panel, Standish R.C. Parish War Memorial
 For additional information click on 'Comments' below.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

The Standish R.C. Parish War Memorial.

The Roman Catholic Parish Church of Standish and district, near Wigan, Lancashire is known as St Marie's, Our Lady of the Annunciation [Photograph No 1]. It is situated on Almond Brook Road, Standish.

Originally, the parish war memorial was dedicated to remember parishioners who died in the 1914 - 1918 World War. Following the Second World War (1939 - 1945) it was re-dedicated to remember the parishioners who had died in that war Around the time of the Second Millennium, the war memorial was relocated to its present, more prominent, location during major church refurbishments [Photograph No 2].

Beneath the crucifix on the front of the plinth is a panel listing the names of the 13 parishioners who died in the 1914 -1918 war [Photograph No 3]. Following the Second World War, the names of 11 additional parishioners who had died in that conflict were added to a panel on the right-hand side of the plinth supporting the crucifix [Photograph No 4].
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Sunday, 25 August, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Commemorating the parishioners of WW1

The front panel on the plinth of the Standish R.C. Parish War Memorial reads as follows:

"Lord have mercy on the souls of

James Duffy
Thomas Duffy
William Halsall
Austin Heyes
Joseph Harrison
James Hennighan
James Foster
Thomas Regan
Oswald Wilson
Richard Hooton
Joseph Houghton
Cuthbert A. Marsh
Thomas Francis Livesey

Who gave their lives in the
EUROPEAN WAR 1914 - 1918

And to cherish whose memory this Cross is erected by their fellow parishioners and friends.

May they rest in peace. Amen."
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Sunday, 25 August, 2013  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Commemorating the parishioners of WW2

The right-hand side panel on the plinth of the Standish R.C. Parish War Memorial reads as follows:

"Have mercy, O Good Lord, on the Souls of

David Booth
John Brannon
Francis Clarkson
Henry Fairhurst
James Foster
George Gore
Joseph Goulding
Thomas Hilton
Francis Hooton
William Lythgoe
Thomas Wilson

Who died in the 1939 - 1945 War.

May they rest in peace."
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Dedication

"Their name liveth for evermore".

(Epitaph suggested by Rudyard Kipling based on Ecclesiasticus 44:14)
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