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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Alnwick
Town
Chevington
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J P WHITTLE (Designer)
J P WHITTLE (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 7th November 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Rededicated
    Date: 20 July 2003
    Attended by: Bishop of Newcastle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27th November 1921
    Attended by: Revd W King, Vicar
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th November 1921
    Attended by: Private Fred J Hemsley of Woodside
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33681
Current location

NE Corner of churchyard
St John the Divine Church
Red Row/Broomhill
Chevington
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE65 9TH
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 25000 99862
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Heworth stone cross on tapering shaft on a tall square pedestal and two shallow steps. There is a carved laurel wreath at the foot of the shaft on all 4 sides. Below each wreath is a shield, three of which between them bear the words 'Dulce et decirum est pro patria mori'. Dark grey marble plaques are on all 4 sides of the base. One bears the dedication, and one the quotation. The WW1 names are on the two side plaques. WW2 names are on smaller plaques aded to the bottom on the 2 side faces. Lettering is in elaborate Roman capitals with a few words in Gothic for the dedication.
Inscription
DULCE ET / DECORUM EST / PRO PATRIA MORI / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF / CHEVINGTON / AND / BROOMHILL DISTRICT / WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 /[names]/ LORD GOD OF HOSTS / BE WITH US YET / LEST WE FORGET 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amos, Vincent
Anderson, George
Avery, George B
Barnes, My
Bates, George H
Bell, Robert A
Brown, John R
Brown, Richard
Buddle, John
Burce, Matthew
See details for all 130 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 96
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 96
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Heworth Burnstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Heworth Burnstone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Heworth Burnstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Heworth Burnstone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
Listing information
  • Chevington and Broomhill 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
Restored 2003, with the aid of a £150 War Memorials Trust (then Friends of War Memorials) grant
Costs

Memorial: £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Alnwick & County Gazette 3/12/1921
  • St John's Review (Parish Magazine) December 2003 has a page of thanks to those who helped with the restoration
  • Northumberland Gazette 5/2/1999 regarding the sinking of HMS Glorious
  • Morpeth Herald 7/1/1916 and 2/12/1921
  • Illustrated Chronicle 29/11/1921
  • War Memorials Trust WM1507 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=229

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