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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Berwick Upon Tweed
Town
Wooler
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Local Clergy/Dignitaries, MESSRS TULLY AND SONS, MESSRS TULLY AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th April 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33541
Current location

Tower Hill
Wooler
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland
England

OS Grid Ref: NT 993 282
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO-STEPPED PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY PEDESTAL, TAPERING SHAFT AND CELTIC CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL. WHOLE IS SURROUNDED BY WROUGHT IRON RAILINGS WREATH CARVED IN RELIEF AT THE TOP OF THE FRONT FACE OF THE PEDESTAL
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE FROM THE/ WOOLER DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER MORE/ (NAMES)/ NO HATE WAS THEIRS/ NO THIRST FOR FAME/ WHEN FORTH TO DEATH/ BY HONOUR SENT./ LIFE BECKINED SWEET/ THE GREAT CALL CAME/ THEY KNEW THEIR DUTY/ AND THEY WENT/ (NAMES) OTHER FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, J
Allan, E
Allan, T
Armstrong, D
Atkinson, J
[?aylen], E
[?aylor], D
Aynsley, W
Beattie, W M
Brodie, J
See details for all 77 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 76
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 28
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1600MM, height 7000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone - Local
Listing information
  • 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
GRADE II LISTED 1996; PLANS WHERE MOOTED TO MOVE THE MEMORIAL TO THE TOWN CENTRE SO IT WOULD BE MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR THE ELDERLY AND IT WOULDN'T BE FORGOTTEN BY THE YOUNG
Costs

Site: C £400
Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
MAINTAINED BY GLENDALE PARISH COUCIL
Reference
  • WMSW68.1
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE by N/A 26/06/1920 23/04/1921 06/08/1921 Source: Media Library Published:N/A ALNWICK, NORTHUMBERLAND
  • NEWCASTLE DAILY JOURNAL by N/A 30-03-1920 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NEWCASTLE
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS by N/A 11-10-1924 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • War Memorials Trust WM463 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=309
  • MORPETH HERALD by N/A 02-04-1920 Source: Media Library Published:N/A MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND

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