Sat 23rd Jan 2021Tattenhall Online weather - OvercastOvercast 3°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

75 Year Error Corrected - Private Robert Thomas Jenkins

Home » News » 75 Year Error Corrected

Many of you will have noticed that one of the bronze plaques (recently removed from Tattenhall War Memorial) has now been reinstated.

You will recall from previous reporting, that there was an error on the WWII plaque which has now been re-worked and stands proud once more.

That spelling errors occurred is unsurprising when one considers the speed with which these Memorials were erected in tribute to local men and women who had died in conflict.

What is uncommon, however, is that a surviving brother (himself well into his 90s) has been able to substantiate and add provenance to our investigations.

Private Robert Thomas Jenkins (formerly listed as TJ Jenkins on our Memorial) was a Tattenhall lad who pursued nursing as a career and who joined the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died in July 1944 whilst serving at a Field Hospital in France.

Thanks to everyone who attended the ceremony in recognition of a 75 year error that is now corrected.

Since our War Memorial is a Grade II listed building, necessary permissions were sought by the Parish Council, details of which were reported in the Minutes of the Tattenhall and District Parish Council.

Craftsmen at a Stockport company have undertaken the work and the bronze patina will age in time — we are sure you will agree that it is looks splendid!

Thanks to the Parish Council and to our Ward Councillor who funded this project.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Old mill place
Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner: Fri 22 Jan 3:50pm

Cheshire police and crime commissioner David Keane is encouraging community groups to apply for emergency funding to support residents who have been affected by flooding.Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects supporting those recovering from flood damage or people who have been evacuated from their homes due to the flood waters.It's after a major incident was declared in...

English Heritage: Fri 22 Jan 6:05am

Would you like to work at Beeston Castle? They are currently recruiting for the following positions:Catering Supervisor CLICK HERE - THIS IS A PERMANENT POSITION — Closing Date 2 February 2021Visitor Assistant — Historic Property Steward —

Esther Sadler-Williams: Fri 22 Jan 6:00am

Esther and Peter wish to say a heartfelt 'THANK YOU' to everyone who helped in the search for 'Monty' yesterday morning; their 10 year old cocker spaniel 'Monty' having gone missing near the Flacca. In all of his 10 years .. well actually nearly 11 .. he had never (even as a puppy) gone out of sight when off the lead. Peter was momentarily distracted looking...