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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wansbeck
Town
Guide Post
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SWINNEY BROS LTD (Builder)
R GIBSON (Sculptor)
MR WALTER ROBERTSON (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 July 1921
    Attended by: Mr William Short of Monkseaton
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 October 1952
    Attended by: Revd George H Earle
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 October 1952
    Attended by: Mr T H Cruddis
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 July 1921
    Attended by: Revd J Burdon
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33837
Current location

On the Green near the roundabout
Morpeth Road
Guide Post
Wansbeck
Northumberland
NE62 5PR
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 25260 85044
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • top of Sheepwash Avenue
    Guide Post
    Wansbeck
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by plinth, pedestal, tapering shaft adn small wheel Cross. Inscription on pedestal.
Inscription
Side One: THEY LIVED AND DIED LIKE BRITONS/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ ERECTED/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN/ CONNECTED WITH GUIDE POST, CHOPPINGTON/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ AND WHOSE NAMES ARE/ INSCRIBED HERON/ 1914 - 1919/ 1939 - 1945 Other Sides: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, A S
Adamson, E Y
Auld, J
Bacon, D
Baker, F
Barnfather, G
Battensby, T W M
Black, J
Brown, W
Choppin, J H
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 22FT
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
  • Guide Post 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
Costs

Site: £230
Comments: Site given by Mr William Short of Epworth House, Choppington
Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
WANSBECK DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6811
  • Morpeth Herald 21 March, 23 May, 12 September 1952 (about it being relocated), 10 October 1952 (notice of unveiling), 31 October 1952 (the unveiling)
  • Morpeth Herald various reports- 11 April and 7 November 1919, 5 November 1920, 25 February, 25 March and 8 July 1921, also 1 February 1922 (the final costings)
  • Newcastle Daily Journal 19 August 1920 reports the donation of the land and that the memorial is to cost £300
  • Alnwick and County Gazette 21 August 1920 reports the donation of the site by Mr Short
  • Shields Daily News 4 July 1921- Brief Unveiling Report

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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