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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
North Tyneside
Town
Backworth
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR J H TAYLOR
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 02nd December 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14th December 1922
    Attended by: COL J TAYLOR
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17742
Current location

Backworth La
Backworth
North Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
NE27 0AW
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 30059 72240
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Reading Room
    Backworth
    North Tyneside
    Tyne And Wear
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Paved area surmounted by four-stepped base, plinth and obelisk. Incised inscription in black painted lettering on front face of the obelisk and sides of the plinth.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: LEST WE FORGET / TO THE / HONOUR / OF OUR / GLORIOUS DEAD / IN MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF BLACKWORTH & WEST HOLYWELL / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: IN MEMORY OF / THE MEN WHO FELL / IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, J
Armstrong, J W
Barrass, G
Broughton, T C
Brown, E E
Brown, G A
Brown, L C
Buxton, G
Carmichael, J
Charlton, T W H
See details for all 69 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 69
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 69
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 20
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 3650MM, width 1700MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Backworth 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
Costs

Site: C £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS by N/A 16-12-1921 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • MORPETH HERALD by N/A 16/01/1920 16/12/1921 08/12/1922 Source: Media Library Published:N/A MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND
  • WMSB1.1

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