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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wear Valley
Town
Wolsingham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr. J.G. Brown, High Street, Wolsingham, ex-lieutenant, Lancashire Fusiliers, Mr. J.G. Brown, High Street, Wolsingham, ex-lieutenant, Lancashire Fusiliers
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 Oct 1920
    Attended by: Major-Gen. Sir Percy Wilkinson
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 Oct 1920
    Attended by: Rev. H.A. Arnold, Rector of Wolsingham.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10419
Current location

Market Place
Wolsingham
Wear Valley
Durham
DL13 3AF
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 07584 37248
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Portland Stone Celtic Cross on pedestal resting on three steps. The whole set on a concrete base with eight low pillars with metal rods between. The dedication and names for both wars are on the pedestal. Lettering is incised using sans serif capitals throughout
Inscription
REMEMBER / WITH THANKSGIVING / THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN / WHO, IN THE GREAT WAR, / WENT FORTH FROM THIS PARISH / FOR GOD ADN THE RIGHT. / THE NAMES OF THOSE / WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN / ARE HERE INSCRIBED / TO BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE / 1914-1919/ (Names) 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Alexander
Arnold, Hugo G
Atkinson, James W
Bainbridge, G William
Beadle, William
Bell, John
Bolam, John G
Bowe, George
Bowron, Albert
Braithwaite, Frederick
See details for all 67 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 52
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 52
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment, forenames, rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment, forenames, age
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5334mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
Eight stone pillars with bronze rail were originally placed around but are now absent.
Costs

Memorial: £500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9212
  • Ken Heatherington has researched the names on the local memorials. His research is available at Weardale Museum and High House Chapel, Ireshopeburn Co Durham DL13 1HD. www.weardalemuseum.org.uk Opening Hours 2pm - 5pm, Easter and Bank Holidays, May, June, July, Sept, and October (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive). Every afternoon in August
  • Darlington & Stockton Times (North) 28/02/1920 reports progress; 9/10/1920 reports unveiling
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 7/10/1920 reports unveiling
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 9/10/1920 carries photo of unveiling
  • Northern Echo 4/10/1920 reports unveiling
  • Illustrated Chronicle 5/10/1920 reports unveiling with photos

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