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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Gateshead
Town
Dunston
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Bewley and Scott Ltd (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1919
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1950
    Attended by: LORD GORT
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24066
Current location

In front of St Nicholas Church
bottom of King George Avenue and the corner of Ellison Road
Dunston
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
NE11
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 22693 61625
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Five stepped octagonal base surmounted by square plinth and celtic cross. Dedicatory inscription on a bronze plaque on the front face of plinth. WW1 names on panels set into plinth side faces. WW2 names on sloping step at base of plinth.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ THESE LAID THE WORLD AWAY/ POURED OUT THE RED SWEET WINE OF YOUTH/ GAVE UP THE YEARS TO BE OF WORK AND JOY/ THAT UNHOPED SERENE THAT MEN CALL AGE./ REMEMBER ALSO/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 112
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 112
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • Dunston Hill 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
  • Gateshead Post 8 September 1950
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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