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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wansbeck
Town
Bedlington
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
R OLIVER, R OLIVER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 January 1923
    Attended by: Major E W Burdon of Hartford House
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 November 1947
    Attended by: General Sir E Riddle, Vice President of the British Legion
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33767
Current location

Windsor Gardens
Bedlington
Wansbeck
Northumberland
NE22 5AU
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 25878 81911
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by triple plinth, pedestal, tapering shaft and wheel cross. Inscription in lead lettering on sides of of the pedestal and top plinth. Steps lead up to the memorial.
Inscription
SIDE ONE: FOR HOME AND DUTY/ (NAMES)/ THESE FELL IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ REMEMBERED BY DEEDS NOBLY DONE/ HEROES EVERYONE/ AND THESE FELL 1939 - 1945 IN WORLD WAR II./ (NAMES) OTHER SIDES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Armstrong, B T
Arries, J M
Arroll, J
Atrhuson, T
Ayre, C F
Barnes, J
Barnett, W
Batcnelor, W F
Bell, J A
Beverley, G
See details for all 201 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 180
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 180
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4500mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
  • Bedlington 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
1991: Some of the lettering is missing
Costs

Memorial: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wansbeck District Council, succesors to Bedlington UDC
Reference
  • North East War Memorials Project- www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6450 (has much more about the history of the various proposed schemes)
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Blyth News 16 September 1921- notice of proposed unveiling on 8 November 1921
  • MORPETH HERALD 31 January, 7 February and 6 June 1919, 16 April 1920, 4 August 1922, 26 January, 2 February, 4 May & 5 September 1923, 14 November 1947
  • ALNWICK AND COUNTY GAZETTE 17 April 1920 on the unpopularity of the baths proposal and that Captain Gordon had given the site for the memorial

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