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Monday, 12 March 2012

Bolton Grand Division of the Order of the Sons of Temperance

That is a very grand title for quite possibly one of the best looking Rolls of Honour.

It is currently on display in Bolton Town Hall. I was on the search for it. I enquired at Bolton Town Hall if I could see it. I was taken really seriously by the head of security and taken upstairs to where the Mayor has his parlour. In the corridor there are several plaques and displays. He even gave me a book about past mayors as well as a guided tour. It has been renovated by the War Memorials Trust to a very high standard. Here are the pictures.

The whole Roll of Honour
The very top of the Roll of Honour showing the fine details

The Left Hand Panel

The Centre - "Peace"
The Right Hand Panel

The very bottom showing the name Kelsall (W.A.) as the illuminator, BOLTON

 These are the inscriptions:

ROLL OF HONOUR

BOLTON GRAND DIVISION ORDER SONS OF TEMPERANCE

In Affectionate Remembrance of the Members of this District Branch who bravely made the SUPREME SACRIFICE in the GREAT WAR. 1914-1919. FOR RIGHT. FOR KING AND COUNTRY

 The left hand panel:
Not once or twice in our rough island story

PROGRESSION S.D.
Drr. Carlton Bailey.
Pte. Edward Barlow.
L/Cpl. Albert Barnes.
Pte. Arthur Calderbank.
Pte. Harry Cowburn.
Pte. Ernest Drabble.
Pte. James E Freeman.
Cpl. Charles H Hall.
Pte Samual Haynes.
Pte. Handel Holland.
Pte. Harry Jones.
Pte. Lee Kerfoot.
Pte. Richard Kitchen.
Pte. William Knowles.
Spr. Arthur Lindow.
A/Bomr Frank Winstanley.

FORWARD S.D.
Pte Harold Baguley.
Pte. William Jones.

PROHIBITION S.D.
Pte. Joseph w. Ainsworth.
Pte. James Fray.
Pte. William S. Fray.
A/Cpl. Sydney Hill.
Pte. Herbert Hird.
Pte, Joshua w. Isherwood
Pte. John Melia
Pte. John Orsbusson.
Pte Arthur Sagar.
Pte. Harold Smethurst.
Pte.Arthur Williams.
Pte. Robert Yates.

ROSE of FARNWORTH S.D.
Pte. George Ashurst.
Pte. Ernest Cook.
L/Cpl Alfred Crompton.
L/Cpl James S. Greenhalgh.
Gnr Adam Tonge.
Mun . Wkr. Ernest Wolfendale.

FLOWER OF LEIGH S.D.
Pte Harry Ball.
Pte Charles H Cryer.
l/Cpl William Higginson.

PERSEVERENCE S.D.
Pte William Darwen
Pte. George Parker
Pte. John Powell
Pte. Ernest Short
Gnr. Harold Warrington
Pte. Daniel Williams

LILY of HULTON & WSD
Pte Jesse Fletcher
Pte Arthur Hampson
Pte Wilfred Hardman.
Pte Alfred Harrold
Pte. Hedley Mortimer
Pte. Albert Mullineaux.
Gnr John Nicholson.
Pte James Partington.
Pte. John Redgrave
Rflmn. Beuno Whittle

PROSPERITY S.D.
L/Cpl. James Cooper
Flt. Cdt. Alfred Seddon.
Pte. Joshua H. Sharples.

The right hand panel:
"The path of duty is the way to glory" Tennyson

EXCELSIOR S.D.
L/Cpl. William H. Berry.
Pte. Frank Byrom.
Pte. Nathan Davies.
Pte. Herbert Dickinson.
Pte. James Edmonson.
Pte. John Ellis.
Pte. Samuel Ellis.
Bombr. Lewis Fernhead.
Pte. William Fell.
Pte. Joseph Fereday.
Pte. James H. Gerrard.
Rflmn. Amos Harrop.
Cpl. Fred Ivers.
Pte. Charles Owen.
Pte. Joseph Partington.
 Pte. Robert Prescott.
Pte. James Reynolds.
Pte. William Reynolds.
Sub. Lt. Fred Southern.
L/Cpl. Harry Southern
Pte. Mathew Stott.
Pte. William Stott.
Pte. Arnold Tyers.
Cpl. Albert Woodfine.

PRIDE of HINDLEY S.D.
Sgt. James Jones.
Gnr. Tom Rotheram.

WORK and WIN S.D.
A.Cpl. Lawrence Hilton.
Gnr. Joseph Wadsworth.

ONWARD S.D. 
Pte. Harold Beesley.
Pte. William Beesley.
Pte. John Connolly.
Bombr. Francis Hardman.
Pte. Herbert Isherwood.
Pte. George W.O. Lees.
A.Cpt. Alfred Parkinson.

RISING STAR S.D.
L/Cpl. James E. Cook.
L/Cpl. Daniel Parry.
Pte. Lawrence Smith.

ATHERTON'S HOPE S.D.
Pte. Fred Healey.
Pte. Samuel Jones.
Pte. William Kendrick.
Pte. Arthur Lewis.
Gnr. Richard Skitt.
Pte .James Wilson.

HOPE of ST JOHN S.D.
Pte. Oliver Berry.
Pte. Richard Harrison.
L/Cpl. William G. Howarth.
Pte. Richard Kendrick.
Pte. Frank Parden.
Pte. Arthur Ratcliffe.

BEACON LIGHTS S.D.
Pte. James Bradshaw.
Pte. Richard Bradshaw.
Pte. Fred Bramhall.
Gnr. Thomas McKie.
Pte. John T. Roberts.
Pte. Albert Slater.


The bottom of the scroll has the words.

 "THIS MEMORIAL is erected by the CADETS OF TEMPERANCE JUVENILE MEMBERS"

 "IN APPRECIATION of the SERVICES RENDERED services which protected their homes from INVASION BY A FOREIGN FOE"

A wonderfully illustrated piece of work. It seems that W. A. Kelsall produced quite a few of these paper and card rolls. He may well have been the framer too. This memorial appears to have been exceptionally well kept and cherished. Info suggests that it may have hung in a local Temperance office and them passed to the local museum on closure.

The reference to the UK War memorials site is here.
A magnificent piece of work!

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