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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
West Rainton
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: May 1921
    Attended by: Colonel Ritson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10250
Current location

St Mary's Church
Church Row
West Rainton
Durham
Durham
DH4 6NR
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 32297 46884
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Plaque 3 feet high x 4 feet 6 inches wide. It is in three separate panels, the central one having a flattened dome at the top. There is a wide edge of brown mottled marble which also divides the three panels vertically. The two outer panels bear mosaics of St.George and St.Alban. The central panel of white marble has a cross at centre top with palm leaves. The names are listed in three columns. All lettering is incised and coloured, the dedication in Roman capitals, the names in lower case, and the quotation at the bottom in italics.
Inscription
To the Glory of God / and in everlasting memory of the men of / this Parish who fell in the Great War / 1914-1918/[names]/ “In Christ shall all be made alive”.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adair, R
Allport, H
Barker, E
Bell, C
Bell, J
Bowman, M
Bowman, M
Brown, J
Clark, G F
Cummings, T
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble, Alabaster
Listing information
Condition
History
There is a crack in the lower edge
Costs

Memorial: £120

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9173
  • St. Mary’s, West Rainton Newsletter No.2 October 1919 carries a continuation of a list of names of those killed with further details. -see file in the 'images' section of this report
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 28/5/1921 reports unveiling “recently”

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