Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Blyth Valley
Town
Blyth
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
MESSRS MORRISON AND MCLEAN (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 July 1903
    Attended by: Lord Ridley
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 July 1903
    Attended by: Rev. C. W. James, vicar of Blyth and chaplain of the Blyth Volunteer Corps
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33493

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Current location

At the north-west corner of the park
Ridley Park
Blyth
Blyth Valley
Northumberland
NE24 3AX
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 31973 81261
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • junction of Bridge Street and Freehold Street
    Blyth
    Blyth Valley
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Very tall Celtic Cross on rectangular tapering column, on three stepped base. Abstract Celtic design on front face. Lettering is incised in Roman capitals.
Inscription
IN MEMORIAM/ MEN OF THIS DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE BOER WAR/ 1899 - 1902/[names]/ DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI/THIS MONUMENT WAS/ERECTED BY/PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Browrigg, J.
Donkin, J. E.
Neilson, E.
Osborne, F
Stafford, J.
Tinning, J. W.
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, date of death, regiment, place of death,surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: date of death
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1050mm, height 3300mm, width 1050mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £138 17s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • North East War Memorials Project-newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6618
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Northern Press 'All our yesteryears' supplement 28 September 2006- photo of the unveiling
  • Shields Daily News 13 May 1923- Final propsaal for the inscription
  • Shields Daily News reports discussion about the form of the memorial
  • Morpeth Herald - Saturday 25 July 1903 -BLYTH FALLEN SOLDIERS. -MEMORIAL UNVEILED BY LORD RIDLEY. -INTERESTING CEREMONY. -(engraving of the memorial) (list of the names)

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