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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Alnwick
Town
Felton
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 October 1920
    Attended by: Colonel E P A Riddell CMG DSO
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 July 1949
    Attended by: John C Riddell of Barrasford, Hexham
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33435
Current location

By River Coquet near Felton Bridge
Riverside
Felton
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE65 9EA
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 18441 00284
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by tapering pedestal, shaft and Celtic cross. Inscription in lead lettering on two sides of the pedestal and additional tablet for WW2 names rests on the front stepped base. Whole is enclosed by a low chain link fence. Celtic knotwork design on the front face of the cross
Inscription
6 o'clock face: PRO PATRIA/ 1914 - 1919/ A TRIBUTE OF/ REVERENT REMEMBRANCE TO/ OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ FELTON/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ FELTON/ (Names)/ THIRSTON/ (Names)/ ACTON/ (Names)/ ESHOTT/ (Names)/ SWARLAND/ (Names). 3 o'clock face: ACTON/ (Names)/ ESHOTT/ (Names)/ SWARLAND/ (Names) 9 o'clock face: THIRSTON/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aikman, Douglas
Auldjo, John W
Bainbridge, T Lindsay
Bainbridge, Wilfred H
Birkby, Tom
Bowie, Thomas
Campbell, Thomas
Carrick, William M
Clough, John
Cockburn, Arthur
See details for all 52 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, home village
    Order of information: home town THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename, home village
    Order of information: home town THEN surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1700mm, height 5000mm, width 1450mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
  • Felton 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
Restored 1995
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Village memorial hall committee
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7206
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE 16 & 23 October 1920
  • NORTHUMBERLAND GAZETTE 17 February & 1 September1995, concerning restoration
  • MORPETH HERALD 15 & 22 October 1920, 4 & 27 May 1949, 10 June 1949

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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