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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tynedale
Town
Corbridge
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
John E Hedley (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 Jan 1921
    Attended by: Club President.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 Jan 1921
    Attended by: Rector of Hexham, Rev. J.V.C. Farquhar.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33841
Current location

Rugby Club Pavillion
off Station Road
Corbridge
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE45 5AY
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 99183 63605
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Tynedale Rugny Football Club Clubhouse
    Dene Park
    Hexham
    Tynedale
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Brass Plaque in a wooden frame. Down both sides of the plaque is an enamelled Union flag topped by a laurel wreath. Between the dates are the figures of two rugby players, one tackling another, the dates on either side tapering in size away from them. The lettering is in Roman and sans serif capital lettering in black with some red. The bottom line is all in red. The names are listed in three columns, divided by vertical lines. The Pavillion was also part of the memorial-Former Army hut fitted with two baths, dressing accommodation, lavatory etc.
Inscription
EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914 1918/ TYNEDALE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, William
Alder, William
Alexander, Benjamin
Atkinson, Rollo E
Bagnall, John A
Batey, Ernest
Braidford, Percy
Braidford, William
Brydon, John
Burn, Thomas
See details for all 49 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 49
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 49
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Pavilion
    Measurements: depth 4,970mm, width 18,200mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • WMSC52.5
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • Haltwhistle Echo 14/1/1921 reports opening
  • Illustrated Chronicle 11/10/1920 reports purchase with photo
  • Newcastle Daily Journal 16/1/1920 reports Rugby Fund raising match
  • Hexham Courant 1/3/1919 lists names for Roll of Honour; 4/9/1920 gives size of hut; 8/9/1995 feature 75 Years Ago reports erection of pavilion
  • Hexham Weekly News 29/2/1919 reports proposals to restart the club-this has variations and omissions to the names list and adds ranks and regiments
  • Tynedale Rugby Club 75th Birthday Souvenir 1876-1951
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6821 (for the plaque) www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7610 (for the hut)

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