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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Wear Valley
Town
Leasingthorne
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 Sep 1925
    Attended by: Col. E. Vaux of Barton, near Darlington
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 Sep 1925
    Attended by: Revd D Perrot
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19030
Current location

Eden Terrace
Leasingthorne
Wear Valley
Durham
DL14 8EW
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 25513 29981
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone Obelisk, 9 feet high, on square base with two pedestals, surrounded by iron railings and a gate. The lettering is carved into the faces of the base using sans serif capitals throughout. The names for 1914-18 are listed in a single column on two sides, and those for 1939-45 on the fourth side.
Inscription
Erected / in undying memory / of the men / who gave their / lives in the / Great War / 1914-1918 “Until the day dawn”/[names]/ And the World War / 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Askew, L
Cartwright, Wh
Cook, T
Crowther, Fa
Denton, J
Denton, T
Donaldson, E
Forrest, W
Galagher, J
Manners, W
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Leasingthorne 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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