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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derwentside
Town
Hamsterley Colliery
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Walter Brierley of Brierley and Rutherford (Designer)
MESSRS EMLEY & SONS (Builder)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10262
Current location

roadside
A694
Hamsterley Colliery
Derwentside
Durham
NE17 7PR
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 11342 56498
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross of wheel type on a tapered two tiered pedestal resting on three steps. The tapered shaft of the cross has a cable design raised around its front edge, and there are raised bosses at the four points of the cross. The dates are in the shaft, raised in carving. Below them is one name and a part of the dedication. The rest of the dedication is on the front face of the pedestal, with the name of the colliery on the lower section of the pedestal. On the other three faces of the lower part of the pedestal are the names for 1939-45. All lettering is in Roman capitals.
Inscription
1914 / 1918 / ARTHUR T . WATSON / MAJOR, K R R / KILLED IN ACTION / AT PASSCHENDAELE / 5TH AUGUST 1917 / THE WORKMEN OF THIS / VILLAGE WISH TO PLACE / ON RECORD THEIR / SORROW AT THE LOSS / OF THEIR FRIENDS AND / EMPLOYER WHOSE / MEMORY THEY WILL / HOLD IN AFFECTION / FOR ALL TIME. / IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS COLLIERY WHO / FOUGHT AND IN EVER GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD / AND FOR COUNTRY, FOR RIGHT, FOR FREEDOM, AND / FOR PEACE IN THE GREAT WAR. / "SEE YE TO IT / THAT THESE SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN. / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE".In the year 2000 AD / this memorial was restored by / the people of Hamsterley and Low Westwood / so that generations present and future / may honour the Great Sacrifice made for us all./[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, J
Athey, T
Barrow, J
Burns, J
Carr, M
Carson, G
Cawthorne, Cf
Clewes, J
Coates, R
Cockrill, A
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, regiment, rank
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Hamsterley Colliery War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2000-restored
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Illustrated Chronicle 16/6/1920 carries photo
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7546
  • Borthwick Institute University of York holds the plans, dated November 1918, and a list of fallen, 1920 Ref: Atkinson/Brierley 8/105
  • Northern Echo 26/3/2001 reports £3,500 upgrading

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