John Elisha Grimshaw VC

In August 2014 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. 1,117,077 Commonwealth Service men and women were killed during the First World War.

 

Abram tenants and residents association have worked extremely hard to gain National Lottery funding to have a memorial stone laid in memory of a World War 1 hero.

 

Lieutenant-Colonel John Elisha Grimshaw VC was born in Abram and was awarded the Victoria Cross for Gallantry in Action in World War I. He was one of the "Six VCs before Breakfast".

On Sunday 3rd August in the community garden opposite the church the memorial stone was unveiled by the Mayor Wigan, local dignitaries, members/ex members of the armed forces, members of Abram tenants association and relatives of Mr Grimshaw. 

Local photographer Mr Paul Hudson was the official photographer for the day. If you would like a print off any of the photos below please email Paulhudson74@hotmail.com. His website is www.owlpix.co.uk 

I think you will agree that he did a fantastic job. Abram tenants and residents association made the day memorable for the community of Abram. 

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