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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
North Tyneside
Town
North Shields
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS UNSWORTH AND TRIGGS (Architect)
MESSRS STEPHEN EASTEN (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th July 1920
    Attended by: MAJ GEN R A MONTGOMERY CVO CB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17733
Current location

West Park
Minton La
North Shields
North Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 342 676
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE THREE-STEPPED PAVED BASE SURMOUNTED BY SMALL TWO-STEPPED BASE AND CENOTAPH. INCISED INSCRIPTION ON TWO SIDES CARVED WREATH IN RELIEF AT THE TOP OF THE CENOTAPH
Inscription
Front: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND THE HONOUR OF/ THEIR COUNTRY/ IN MEMORIAM/ (Names) Rear: ERECTED BY SMITH'S DOCK COMPANY, LIMITED, IN MEMORY OF THE EMPLOYEES FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Agar, W
Aitkin, T W
Algie, W
Annett, F
Atkinson, A
Badsley, B
Bennett, E T
Boyes, T
Boyle, P
Boylen, J
See details for all 142 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 141
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Smith's Dock Company War Memorial in West Park
  • 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
1999: GRAFFITI ON THE MEMORIAL; NAMES BECOMING OBLITERATED 1990s: MEMORIAL MOVED DUE TO RE-DEVELOPMENT AND NEW HOUSING BEING BUILT CLOSE BY.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS by N/A 25-JUL-192 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • WMSN34.4

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