"The Bolton Corporation Sewage Department Roll of Honour for World War One honours 12 sewage department employees, two of whom were killed in the course of duty. It was displayed at a waste water treatment works in Ringley Fold, Bolton.
The memorial was donated to Bolton Museum and Archive Service in 2004." quote from the Bolton Museum website.
|Roll of Honour|
Pte. R. Wadeson, Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action July 1916
2nd Lieut. F. Heys, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Capt. W. E. Speight, Lancashire Fusiliers
Pte. F. W. Allen, Manchester Regiment
Sergt. W. H. Rawlinson, Royal Army medical Corps
Pte. T. L. Whittle, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
L/Cpl J. T. Aspinall, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Pte. M. E. Mather, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Pte. R. Longworth, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Pte. J Boardman, Cheshire Regiment
Pte. J Sefton, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
More information on Captain Speight below:
More info from this website:
This memorial is a World War I paper roll of honour for the ‘Bolton Corporation Sewage Department’. The roll of honour has pen and ink illustrations and is glazed in an oak frame. Photographs accompany the names of those commemorated.
It is in the possession of Bolton Museum & Archive Service and is to be displayed in Bolton Town Hall.
War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £68 for improvements to the glazing of the memorial. The memorial was fitted with laminated safety glass that has a 99% UV filter. This means that the roll of honour will be protected from UV rays and the fading of the detailing on the memorial as this fading is already evident. This glass will also mean that the memorial and members of the public will be protected if the glass were to be broken.
Further informationWar Memorials Trust reference WM3081
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 53327
Certainly a privilege to see these memorials.