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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
South Tyneside
Town
Whitburn
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Borrowdale Brothers of Sunderland (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 July 1921
    Attended by: Lt-Col Pollard
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 July 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Durham
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1938
Current location

Village Green
Front Street
Whitburn
South Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
SR6 7JF
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 40454 61751
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Inscribed, granite plinth surmounted by granite obelisk featuring inscription and bronze wreath.
Inscription
Obelisk: LEST WE FORGET Plinth: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 18 / [Names]/ AND IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION/ OF THE PATRIOTISM OF THOSE/ WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE HOUR OF HER NEED./ ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF WHITBURN. Granite tablet at the foot of the memorial: 1939-1945/ LET US ALSO REMEMBER [Names] Granite tablet at the foot of the memorial: IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THOSE FROM MARSDEN DISTRICT WHO/GAVE TEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WARS / 1914 - 1918/ [Names]/1939-1945/ [Names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: height 4500MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Whitburn 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
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • South Tyneside District photograph collections
  • Newcastle Central Library

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