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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
W T Toulson of Durham (Letter cutter / Engraver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 August 1920
    Attended by: Councillor W H Wood, Mayor
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 August 1920
    Attended by: Canon Dawson Walker
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18959
Current location

Callers office
Delivery Office
Belmont Industrial Estatef
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 1ST
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 29998 44305
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • On the sorting office wall
    Durham General Post Office
    Providence Road
    Durham
    Durham
    Durham
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Brass Plaque on wooden backboard. The city arms are at the top with a decorative border of Celtic knotted stringwork with GPO monograms at the corner. Covers men from Durham, Lanchester, Willington, Chester-le-Street, Fence Houses, Hetton-le-Hole, & Houghton-le-Spring.
Inscription
FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED/ BY THE STAFF OF THE DURHAM POSTAL AREA/ TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF/ THEIR COLLEAGUES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ AT THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY THEY LEFT ALL, ENDURED / HARDSIPS, FACED DANGER AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY GIVING UP THEIR LVES/ THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Clark, L
Davison, A
Duke, S
Ewbank, T
Finch, J W
Hardy, S
Harns, G W
Heron, C C
Jackson, J W
Keeble, E W
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, home post official
    Order of information: home post office THEN Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 900mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 1100mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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