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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)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 April 1921
    Attended by: Mr Noel Villiers of Westwood
  • Rededicated
    Date: 4 November 2001
    Attended by: Undefined
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Current location

On hill opposite Police Station on Church Street
accessible by footpath
Wooler War Memorial Cross
Church Street
Wooler
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland
NE71 6BZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NT 99283 28103
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 of cross: TO/THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE FROM THE/ WOOLER DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEIR NAME/LIVETH/FOR EVERMORE 12 o'clock face of cross: NO/HATE WAS THEIRS/ NO THIRST FOR FAME/ WHEN FORTH TO DEATH/ BY HONOUR SENT./ LIFE BECKONED SWEET/ THE GREAT CALL CAME/ THEY KNEW THEIR DUTY/ AND THEY WENT/ On all four faces of plinth: (WW1 NAMES) On steps below plinth (WW2 names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, J
Allan, E
Allan, T
Armstrong, D
Atkinson, J
Aynsley, W
Beattie, W M
Brewis, J W
Brewis, V G
Brodie, J
See details for all 104 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 76
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, service, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1600MM, height 7000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone - Local
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
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
In June 2001 War Memorials Trust gave £200 towards work to clean the sandstone, re-etch some of the lettering, repair and repaint the railings and replace the steps leading up to the memorial.
Costs

Site: C £400
Comments: Site donated by Messrs Archbold and presented to the town

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
MAINTAINED BY GLENDALE PARISH COUCIL
Reference

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