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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Durham
Town
Witton Gilbert
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J G BURRELL of Durham (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01st September 1922
    Attended by: Lt Col Jr Ritson TD of Sniperley Hall
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 Nov 1978
    Attended by: Captain D Brown
  • Rededicated
    Date: 05th November 1978
    Attended by: Fr Ian Hoskins
  • Dedicated
    Date: 01st September 1922
    Attended by: Revd W A Elder, Curate of Witton Gilbert
  • Show More (3)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10252
Current location

junction of Sacriston Lane/Briar Lea
Witton Gilbert
Durham
Durham
DH7 6RQ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 23599 46191
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Witton DEne (a small wooded valley south of the main street)
    Witton Gilbert
    Durham
    Durham
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
TWO STEPPED OCTAGONAL BASE SURMOUNTED BY SHAFT AND ST CUTHBERT'S CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE SHAFT AND NAMES ON THE STEPS INSCRIPTION AROUND THE BASE FO PLINTH
Inscription
GREATER/ LOVE/ HATH/ NO MAN/ THAN TO/ LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR/ HIS FRIEND/ WITTON GILBERT WAR MEMORIAL/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ OF LOCAL HEROES WHO DIED FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR/ FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS/ LORD GRANT THEM EVERLASTING PEACE/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
[?], Robert Wilkinson
Armstrong, Joseph
Beardmore, Joseph
Bramfitt, E
Brown, Thomas
Brown, William Henry
Burdon, J W
Carr, Cuthbert
Carroll, J
Clark, Arthur Ernest
See details for all 53 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment, rank, year of death
    Order of information: year of death THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 900MM, height 4500MM, width 900MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2001: IN NEED OF SOME REPAIR DUE TO WEATHERING; 2000-Letters recut & memorial cleaned by Abbey Stonecraft
Costs

Memorial: £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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