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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Sedgefield
Town
Shildon
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
JONES AND WILLIS LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 November 1921
    Attended by: J H Smeddle of Darlington
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 November 1921
    Attended by: Archdeacon Derry
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10319
Current location

On the staircase
78
North Eastern Railway Institute
Redworth Road
Shildon
Sedgefield
Durham
DL4 2JJ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 23221 25484
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brass Plaque on wooden pattress. The plaque has a dome at centre top, which is echoed by the pattress. There is a border of intertwined leaves sunk in casting with the background enamelled black. At centre top in the dome is the badge of the North Eastern Railway enamelled in full colour. The main panel is divided into three parts, the dedication being in the centre with the names of those who fell in two columns below. The two outer columns are headed in a red scroll "The following also" and "served with the colours". The names are listed in four columns, all lettering is in Roman capitals
Inscription
SHILDON/NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY/INSTITUTE/ROLL OF HONOUR/EUROPEAN WAR 1914------1918/TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS/GAVE THEIR LIVES/FOR THEIR/KING AND COUNTRY/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Airey, M
Albert, Elders
Alderson, Thomas
Alderson, Wm G
Allan, A
Allan, Matt
Allison, C W
Anderson, Thomas
Angus, J B
Armstrong, Alf
See details for all 229 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 250
    Served and returned: 220
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 200mm, width 125mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8597
  • North Eastern Railway Magazine November 1921 page 219 reports the unveiling
  • Northern Echo 9 November 1921 reports unveiling
  • Darlington and Stockton Times 5 November and 12 November 1921
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 27 January, 10 and 12 November 1021

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