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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
South Tyneside
Town
Harton
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th July 1922
    Attended by: REV A R STEGGALL
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th July 1922
    Attended by: REAR ADMIRAL W F SLATER CB
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
17811
Previous locations
  • Smith's Dock Park
    Harton
    South Tyneside
    Tyne And Wear
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 361652
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Recreation Park of 11 acres designed for the workmen at High Dock. Cenotaph, at the top is a wreath carved in half relief, with the dates 1914-1918 in its centre. The inscription is on the front of the monument, below the wreath. The names are incised in two columns on both the front and the back. On the back are also the details of the donation of the monument by the Company.
Inscription
SIDE ONE: 1914 / 1918 / TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND THE HONOUR OF / THEIR COUNTRY / IN MEMORIAM / (NAMES) SIDE TWO: ERECTED BY SMITH'S DOCK COMPANY, LIMITED IN MEMORY OF THE EMPLOYEES FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / (NAMES) (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agar, W
Aitken, T W
Algie, W
Annett, F
Atkinson, A
Badsey, B
Bennett, E T
Boyes, T
Boyle, P
Boylen, J
See details for all 141 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 141
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Park
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
DATE UNKNOWN: MEMORIAL DISAPPEARED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Smith's Dock Company
Reference
  • Shields Daily News 31/7/1922 reports unveiling; 7/3/1925 reports sale of playing field to Y.M.C.A.
  • South Shields Gazette 29/7/1922 reports unveiling
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7416
  • Smith's Dock Monthly March 1922 carries plan of proposed memorial; August 1922 reports unveiling; September 1922, when this memorial is mentioned together with that at North Shields, included in a full report of the memorial just unveiled at South Shields.
  • llustrated Chronicle 31/7/1922 reports unveiling with photos.
  • Northern Echo 20/7/1922 reports proposed unveiling.

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