previous
next
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: JBE Hale

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © JBE Hale (WMR-33465)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: JBE Hale

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © JBE Hale (WMR-33465)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: JBE Hale

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © JBE Hale (WMR-33465)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: JBE Hale

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © JBE Hale (WMR-33465)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: JBE Hale

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © JBE Hale (WMR-33465)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:

Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Berwick Upon Tweed
Town
Holy Island
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 Jun 1922
    Attended by: Major Morley Crossman DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33465
Current location

Next to the Coastguard Station
The Heugh
Holy Island
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 2RX
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 12637 41658
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
Base surmounted by a pedestal, tapering shaft and 13th Century style Cross with chamfered edges. Incised inscription. The shaft of the cross is made up of two pieces which do not match in colour possibly, after the storm damage in 1984.
Inscription
EAST FACE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) WEST FACE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cromarty, George D
Crossman, W R Morley
Douglas, George Cromarty
Henderson, Adam Shell
Markwell, James
Markwell, Thomas
Patterson, James B
Shell, Adam
Tough, Joseph
Walker, Thomas
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment, surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment, surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 17FT, width 55IN
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
Listing information
  • Holy Island 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
Snapped in half by hurricane force winds on 26 Aug 1984 but rebuilt
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE 10-06-1922
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-33465

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.