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Gateshead

WM reference
2102
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 14 May 191922
Current location

Junction of Durham Road and Prince Consort Road
Prince Consort Road
Gateshead
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
NE8 4JN
England
OS Grid Ref.: NZ 25763 61692
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Cenotaph of classic design raised on a rectangular platform, three stone steps above the ground. Above the base of the Cenotaph, on the principle front and flanked by three-quarters projecting Grecian Ionic Pilasters, is a bronze panel in low relief with a bronze figure. Relief depicts semi-nude warrior lighting resting on his unsheathed sword with a cross behind him.Teak door placed at the base below the relief which is the entrance to the room of remembrance with a vaulted ceiling. Stone lectern placed within this room used to hold the book of remembrance. Behind the memorial is a curved stone wall with an inscription. Above the lectern hangs an ever burning lamp representing undying memory.

Inscription

(Side one): IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF GATESHEAD/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ MORS JANUA VITAE/ IN THIS CHAMBER/ ARE RECORDED THE/ NAMES OF MEN OF/ GATESHEAD WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR/ EVERMORE. (Lectern): THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE BUT THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (Wall inscription one): 1914 - 1919/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF GATESHEAD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THEIR GRATEFUL FELLOW-TOWNSMEN (Wall inscription two):1939 1945/ IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF/ GATESHEAD WHO DIED IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Abbleby, J
Adams, C
Adams, S A
Adamson, J G
Adamson, F
Adamson, J W
Agar, G A
Ainsworth, H
Airey, W
Albert, R
See details for all 1545 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1565
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1565
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname, initial, rank ,regiment, additional
Order of information: Alphabetical by surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Relief
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 3000MM, width 1100MM
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Cenotaph
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 10000MM
Materials: Stone - Heworth Burnstone
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Component

Wall
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 14 May 191922
Attended by: Unknown

History

Date unknown: Book of rememberance war removed and places for safe keeping in Gateshead library.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £5,459
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection WMSG39.1 .2 .4

Reference

Souvenir Programme, Opening Ceremony of the Gateshead War Memorial, Sunday 14th May 1922

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