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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Hartlepool
Town
Hartlepool
County
Cleveland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
H H Martyn and Co., GEORGE JOHN COOMBS ARCA, MESSRS D G SOMERVILLE AND CO, MESSRS A FYFE AND SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th October 1923
    Attended by: BRIG HON CHARLES LAMBTON DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th October 1923
    Attended by: Bishop of Durham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1158
Current location

Victory Square
Victoria Road
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
Cleveland
NZ 50684 32536
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 507 325
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk on tapering shaft flanked by two stone walls bearing names plaques. Whole stands on five stepped base in shallow paved area. Dedicatory inscription incised on sunken panel on the front of the plinth. Laurel wreath raised in bas relief at top front of the obelisk.
Inscription
1914 + 1919 + 1939 + 1945/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO AT THEIR COUNTRY'S/ CALL LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM TO HAZARD/ THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ THINE O LORD IS THE VICTORY E M ARE EX INDUSTRIA/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aaron, Parkes
Abel, Wells Richard
Adamson, Coltman
Agar, H M
Aidan, Newcomb Oswald
Albert, Baker
Albert, Baynes
Albert, Beach
Albert, Beck
Albert, Chappell
See details for all 1589 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1545
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1545
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: height 4FT, width 3FT 2IN
    Materials: Bronze
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 12000MM
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
  • War Memorial in Victory Square
  • 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
2008: Memorial was cleaned by power-washing in August. In September, work was begun on levelling the paving, improving drainage and repairing cabling under the memorial so that it could be illuminated again. Work is to take seven weeks. C 1992: WHOLE AREA WAS RENOVATED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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