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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Wear Valley
Town
High Etherley
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr W Allison of Bishop Auckland (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Aug 1920
    Attended by: Sir Arthur Pearse, Bart
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 Nov 1947
    Attended by: Cllr. T.E. Thompson, Chairman of Etherley Parish Council.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10352
Current location

In the churchyard
St. Cuthbert's Church
Church Street
High Etherley
Wear Valley
Durham
DL14 0HW
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 16509 28312
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • On the village green
    High Etherley
    Wear Valley
    Durham
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Granite Obelisk on a freestone pedestal 4 feet high x 2 feet 6 inches sq. on two steps 1 foot high x 3 feet square and 1 foot 3 inches high x 4 feet square, total height 14 feet. There is some moulding. The dedication and names are in lead lettering. Those for 1914-18 are in unusual format, listed alphabetically, but in lines of one, two or three names, in no set pattern. Those for 1939-45 are in a single column, with two further names on the riser of the step below. The whole is set inside a stone kerb, the railings from which have gone.
Inscription
Victory Through Sacrifice/In Honour / and to the memory of / the men of / Etherley, Toft Hill, / Morley and Windmill / who gave their lives for / their country / in the great European War / 1914 - 1918/[names] Their name liveth for evermore 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderson, T A
Arkless, Wg
Bainbridge, J
Baister, D
Brunskill, F
Caile, J A
Clark, J A
Craddock, A
Dent, Wa
Etherington, F
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 750mm, height 1200mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, height 375mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 900mm, height 300mm, width 900mm
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
Listing information
  • High Etherley 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
The memorial used to have a chain link fence around it but this was removed during the Second World War as part of the srap metal drive.
Costs

Memorial: £170

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

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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