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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wansbeck
Town
Bothal
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33823
Current location

IN THE GRAVEYARD
ST ANDREWS CHURCH
Bothal
Wansbeck
Northumberland
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 223 865
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
CAIRN SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH, TAPERING PEDESTAL, SHAFT AND CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON TWO SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL CELTIC KNOTWORK DESIGN ON THE SHAFT OF THE CROSS. TWO TREES PLANTED BY THE VICAR ON EITHER SIDE OF THE MEMORIAL. A WEEPING WILLOW IS ON ONE SIDE TO REPRESENT THE TEARS OF THE BEREAVED AND A MAPLE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE TO REPRESENT THE BLOOD OF THE FALLEN WITH ITS RED LEAVES IN NOVEMBER
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THESE, WHO IN THE GREAT WAR,/ GAVE THEIR LIVES, FOR US AT HOME/ (NAMES) 1914 - 1919 9 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE MEMORY OF/ THESE, WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN/ THE WORLD WAR/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bhyoon, George
Bradbury, Edward
Brents, B
Bush, William
Clarke, C
Earle, Joseph
Ellis, Beys
Geoney, Edward
Hardy, Henry
Johnson, Thomas
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 35
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: rank,surname,forename,regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 22
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname,rank,regiment
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 20FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Bothal 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
July 2013: Memorial and adjoining trees to be extensively refurbished to combat water damage and overgrowth. 2005: Grade II listed
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
WANSBECK DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • WMSB48.1

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