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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Town
Newcastle Upon Tyne
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Charles Leonard Hartwell ARA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26/09/23
    Attended by: Field Marshal The Earl Haig KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2103

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Current location

Located in a square.
Old Eldon Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1 7UG
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 24726 64492
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall square pedestal with dates and carved relief of lion on one side and two bronze relief panels on alternate sides. These represent peace and justice. Pedestal surmounted by figure of armour clad St George on rearing charger killing dragon with lance. Carved inscription on the sides of the pedestal.
Inscription
(FRONT FACE): 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945 (REAR FACE): MEMORY/ LINGERS HERE (SIDE 3): PEACE (SIDE 4): JUSTICE (UNKNOWN FACE): A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION/ TO THE MEN OF/ NEWCASTLE AND DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
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
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 3350mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 6200mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Newcastle and District 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
History
1991: Inscription re-cut following written complaint to Newcastle City Council that the lettering was illegible. Memorial was also restored in 2008 following vandalism.
Costs

Comments: Total amount raised for the memorial was £16,374 4s 4d. As the memorial did not cost as much as this, the balance was given to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for he provision of extra beds for the use of ex-servicemen requiring treatment.
Memorial: £13260

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • North East War Memorials Project WMSNUT019
  • Newcastle Evening Chronicle 26/07/90
  • Shields Daily News by N/A 26/09/23 Source: Media Library Published:N/A Northhumberland reports the unveiling ceremony
  • Shields Daily News by N/A 18/07/23 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND Refers to Laing Gallery request
  • Shields Daily News by N/A 8/01/23 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • Shields Daily News by N/A 08/01/21 Source: Media Library Published:N/A Northhumberland reports meeting at which request made by Laing Gallery made
  • The National Archives Works 20/199
  • Alnwick and county Gazette by N/A 11/12/20 Source: Media Library Published:N/A Alnwick, Northumberland

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