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Memorial details

Memorial type
Lamp or lighting
District
Alnwick
Town
Alnmouth
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Palestine (1918-1948)
Maker
MESSRS HICKS & CHARLEWOOD (Designer)
MESSRS CARSE AND SONS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 July 1922
    Attended by: Brigadier General B F Widdrington MC DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 6 April 2014
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Rededicated
    Date: 8 May 1949
    Attended by: Revd T Hindmarsh
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 July 1922
    Attended by: Revd R W Bell of Darlington
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 May 1949
    Attended by: Duchess of Northumberland
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33323
Current location

On mini roundabout on Northumberland Street
Alnmouth
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 2RA
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 24625 10763
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Gas lamp surmounts tapering stoen column which stands on a squatre set pedestal. Bronze plaques on three sides of pedestal bear names and inscription on raised lettering. Three stepped base and stone wreath carved at base of column.
Inscription
Plaque: ERECTED TO THE HONOUR/ AND THE EVER/ SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO SACRIFICED THEMSELVES/ TO ACHIEVE HISTORY IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ AND THE/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ SEE THAT YOU CONQUER BY/ LIVING AS WE CONQUERED/ BY DYING/ Plaque: GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names) Plaque: WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)/ CIVILIANS/ ALNMOUTH - 8TH NOVEMBER 1941
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blythe, Osborne T H
Brown, Henry
Browne, C N F
Denton, Philip S
Fender, J David
Field, Cyril
Gibb, Jane
Gray, Arthur
Harker, William W
Hawks, William K N
See details for all 39 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height 5000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 555mm, width 555mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Lamp or Lighting
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • Alnmouth 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
1995: Vandalised and repaired. Post 1945: Memorial originally had names incised in stone, but this was changed to bronze plaques upon re-dedication after Second World War.
Costs

Site: £400
Comments: Commissioned by the Alnmouth Victory Fund Committee, and funds raised by Alnmouth Welcome Home Fund, including British Legion and Public subscriptions.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Ownership and maintenance was handed over to Alnmouth Parish Council following the unveiling in 1949.
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6151
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Northumberland Record Office refernce PC 35/40 Minutes of Welcome Home Fund
  • Local Publication/Booklet 14 Jan 1994 Northumberland Gazette: reports vandalism.
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE 13 & 20 July 1921
  • MORPETH HERALD 10 September 1920; 29 July 1921; 15 April 1949; 13 May 1949
  • Illustrated Chronicle 16 & 25 July 1921

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