Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Blyth Valley
Town
Blyth
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33552

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Current location

in the North Eastern section
about 100 yards from the entrance gate
Blyth Cemetery
Links Road
Blyth
Blyth Valley
Northumberland
NE24 3PJ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 31962 79116
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
STONE PILLAR IN THE FORM OF A BROKEN MAST, ON PLINTH OF ROUGH STONES AND TWO STEP BASE DECORATED AS BELOW. INSET ON PLINTH ARE ROPES, ANCHOR AND LIFEBELT CARVED IN RELIEF (ABOVE "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF") AND RELIEF CARVING OF A SURFACED SUBMARINE (BELOW). The names are incised in plain capitals on one side of the two lower steps.
Inscription
SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ "THEY THAT GO DOWN/ TO THE SEA IN SHIPS/ AND OCCUPY THEIR/ BUSINESS IN GREAT/ WATERS, THESE MEN SEE/ THE WORKS OF THE LORD/ AND HIS WONDERS IN THE DEEP"/ (NAMES)/ WHO WERE KILLED AT SEA ON H.M.S. E.30 APRIL 7TH 1916/ ALSO OF/ (NAME)/ ERECTED BY THEIR SHIPMATES
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Howard, Edward A
Larcombe, Robert
Lyons, George J
Smith, John
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, service, place of death, manner of death, forenames, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 1200 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 1800mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Blyth Submariners' 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: The memorial was purchased and erected by their shipmates.
Reference

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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