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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Easington
Town
Easington Colliery
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Mr. W. Pratt, (G.W. Pratt) sculptor, Easington
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 Jan 1926
    Attended by: Colonel Pickersgill
  • Unveiled
    Date: Oct 1949
    Attended by: Lt. Col. R. Telford, Chairman of Durham County British Legion.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10270
Current location

Cemetery
In the centre of the cemetery just south of the Colliery Disaster Memorial
Easington Colliery
Easington
Durham
SR8 3LS
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 43179 44116
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross of sacrifice of Blomfield design with bronze Crusader’s sword at the crossing. Set on octagonal base and four steps. On the front face the words “Our glorious dead 1914-1918” stand in half relief inside a wreath, with the dates “1939-1945” below. The names are in a single column on six faces in sans serif capitals throughout. Those from 1914-18 are on the main pedestal, those from 1939-45 are on the risers of the two top steps.
Inscription
Our glorious dead 1914-1918/[names]/Our glorious dead 1939-1945/[names]/[name]/Died 1995 Bosnia.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, J
Allen, Rp
Allison, W
Appleby, T
Armstrong, F
Armstrong, T R
Atkinson, Jl
Baker, W S
Bamborough, J W
Barker, W
See details for all 260 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 63
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 63
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 198
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 198
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Easington 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
Some of the lettering is missing
Costs

Memorial: £440

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

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