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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Wansbeck
Town
Ashington
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Local Clergy/Dignitaries (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th October 1983
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33708
Current location

ASHINGTON LIBRARY
Ashington
Wansbeck
Northumberland
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 273 887
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SQUARE PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY MODERN SCULPTURE REPRESENTING SILHOUETTES OF SOLDIERS RESTING ON THEIR RIFLES. INSCRIPTION ON BRONZE PLAQUES SET INTO THE PEDESTAL. INSCRIPTION IN WHITE LETTERING AND NAMES IN COLUMNS
Inscription
SIDE ONE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THOSE INHABITANTS OF/ ASHINGTON AND DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) SIDE TWO AND THREE: (NAMES) SIDE FOUR: AND TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THOSE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gales, T
Gardiner, A W
Gibson, J
Gilbert, A
Gilmore, W J
Gilroy, D
Gilroy, J
Gladstone, G
Glasper, A
Gleghorn, R
See details for all 229 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 736
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 736
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: surname,regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 151
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 151
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname,rank,regiment
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1320MM, width 760MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stainless Steel
Listing information
Condition
History
THE BRONZE PLAQUE FOR WW1 AND WW2 WERE ORIGINALLY OUTSIDE THE MEMORIAL WAR AT ASHINGTON HOSPITAL. WHEN THE WARD WAS DEMOLISHED THE PLAQUES WERE PLACED IN THE CRICKET CLUBHOUSE UNTIL THEY WERE INCORPORATED IN THIS MEMORIAL
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
WANSBECK DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • MORPETH HERALD by N/A 30/11/23 14/12/23 27/03/25 16/02/45 02/04/48 Source: Media Library Published:N/A MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND
  • WMSA17.1

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