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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Berwick Upon Tweed
Town
Belford
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MESSRS TULLY AND SONS (Mason)
MR G H LAWSON (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: March 1922
    Attended by: Dr James McDonald
  • Rededicated
    Date: October 2005
    Attended by: Rev Adrian Hughes
  • Dedicated
    Date: March 1922
    Attended by: Rev F Goodburn Buffey
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33332
Current location

In front of the Belford Community Club. Formally Belford Memorial Hall.
Belford Community Club
West Street
Belford
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland
NE70 7QE
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 10625 33817
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Monument made of sandstone blocks, to which another course of blocks has been added later. Flanking panels of sandstone curve in front to give a frontage which is paved with square red tile bricks, and has a wrought iron fence in front. On the main sandstone wall are 4 tall, narrow bronze plaques bearing WW1 names in a single column on each. On the upper course is another bronze plaque laid at right angle to the WW1 plaques bearing the WW2 names in three columns divided by a vertical line. All lettering is in raised elongated capitals.
Inscription
1939 1945/ (Names)/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Thomas J
Anderson, Wm. Mahon
Bell, G R H
Cameron, William
Chapman, J C
Chisholm, T W
Clark, James
Clothier, Wm.h
Cockburn, A
Collins, Thomas
See details for all 77 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 1210mm, width 3040mm
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 310mm, width 535mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: height 305mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: height 4260mm
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • Belford 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
2005: Restoration, and four omitted names added, two for each war. The restoration cost c £4,000 of which £1,000 was a grant from the War Memorials Trust
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Royal British Legion
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6502
  • War Memorials Trust newsletter 28 Winter 2005/2006
  • Northumberland Gazette 17 November 2005 reports on the rededication, with photographs
  • St George's Gazette Volume XL (1922) reports details of the menorial at length
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE 25 February 1922- discusions on the unveiling; 1 April 1922- the unveiling
  • MORPETH HERALD 31 March 1922- the unveiling
  • Berwick Advertiser 13 February 1930 reports children playing round the memorial, proposals to install railings rejected in favour of a letter to the school

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