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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Chester Le Street
Town
West Pelton
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR J W REED (Sculptor)
Revd Edward J Taylor FSA TD, Vicar of West Pelton & acting Chaplain to the Durham Light Infantry (Designer)
del Bianco of Pietro Santa, Italy (Stone Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 November 1921
    Attended by: Earl of Durham
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 November 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Durham
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10161
Current location

St Paul's Church
Church Road
West Pelton
Chester Le Street
Durham
DH2 1LZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 233 531
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ELABORATE Sicilian Marble WALL MONUMENT WITH RELIEF FIGURES. RELIEFS OF CLASSICAL PILLARS SEPARATE EACH OF FOUR COLUMNS OF NAMES. FIGURES OF SAINTS, MOURNING SOLDIER AND SAILOR, ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON AND CROSSED RIFLES SURMOUNTED BY HELMET.
Inscription
(PLAQUE 1) (NAMES)/ THE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO US/ AND WE WERE NOT HURT/ THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US/ BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY/ 1 SAM.XXV 15-16/ WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVE (PLAQUE 2) TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN SACRED MEMORY OF/ THE ABOVE SAILORS AND SOLDIERS OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS, DISEASE AND OTHER CAUSES/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ "MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS IN GLORY EVERLASTING"/ ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS AS A LASTING MEMORIAL/ OF THEIR BRAVERY, PATRIOTISM AND DEVOTION TO THE EMPIRE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abell, T
Armin, J
Armstrong, J
Armstrong, R
Ashmore, W
Baines, W
Bamborough, T
Barnes, C
Barton, G
Battensby, A B
See details for all 168 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 176
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 176
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £368

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC & Churchwardens of the Parish
Reference

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