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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
Shadforth
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Lowes & Son of Gilesgate, Durham
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: December 1921
    Attended by: Rev. D.S. Boutflower, of Sherburn Hospital, Rural Dean
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 20 Sep 1952
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 21 Jun 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: Nov 1952
    Attended by: Rev. Can R.H. Tillard.
  • Unveiled
    Date: Nov 1952
    Attended by: Viscount Gort, MC, TD,
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10243
Current location

St Cuthbert's Church
Crime Rigg Bank
Shadforth
Durham
Durham
DH6 1LF
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 34028 41355
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Plaque. Four tall white marble panels bear the names, with above them, a half domed panel bearing the dedication, with cross above. The whole is surrounded and divided by red marble. The lettering is in black Roman lettering for the names and Gothic lettering for the dedication.. The names are listed according to township. The panels and border have been lengthened to carry the names for 1939-45, the dates being carried on the inserted horizontal cross piece of white marble above the names.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN / MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THEN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" ST JOHN XV V 3/[names]/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adair, R
Adams, M
Allanton, G
Allanton, T
Armstrong, R
Astell, J
Atkinson, J
Barnett, R
Baxter, T
Botell, J
See details for all 104 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, home village
    Order of information: home village THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 9
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White, Marble - Red
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £51/15

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8589
  • The Employees and Residents of Thornley, Ludworth and Wheatley Hill. Their contribution in the Second World War 1939-1945. Fred Bromilow, Owen Rowland. Tom Tunney Jnr. Wheatley Hill History Club, 2008 Price £18. Both of these books are available from : Margaret Hedley, Broadmeadow, Durham Road, Wheatley Hill, DH6 3LJ. Wheatley-hill.org.uk
  • Durham County Advertiser 23/12/1921 reports unveiling

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