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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
North Tyneside
Town
Wallsend
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Newbury Abbot Trent RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1925
    Attended by: Mr Summers Hunter CBE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th November 1925
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2128
Current location

Archer Street
Wallsend
North Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
NE28 7AA
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 31110 67097
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone obelisk on top of which is a globe surmounted by a winged victory. There are three steps to the base of the obelisk. On the 6 o'clock face are tow palm fronds in half-relief. On the 12 o'clock face a shallow, plain cross is carved into the stone. At the foot of the column, and above the pedestal are words inscribed. The dedication is on a polished tablet which leans against the main pedestal, with a leaf carved in relief on either side. The inscription for 1939-45 is on the riser of the step below. Lettering is incised and painted gold, using Roman capitals.
Inscription
AT THE GOING DOWN OF/ THE SUN AND IN/ THE MORNING WE WILL/ REMEMBER THEM./ TO THE GLORY/ OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF THE/ BOROUGH OF/ WALLSEND/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ ALSO 1939 - 1945
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
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 9100MM
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
Costs

Site: C £1,200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS by N/A 03/06/25 04/06/25 10/09/25 07/11/25 11/11/25 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • Carter Postcard Collection WMSW7.1

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