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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wansbeck
Town
Choppington
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR J W REED, MR G BURN
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 06th November 1949
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 06th November 1949
    Attended by: ARCHDEACON OF LINDISFARNE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33843
Current location

OPPOSITE THE SCHOOL
West Green
Choppington
Wansbeck
Northumberland
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 256 854
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • MINERS MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Choppington
    Wansbeck
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
TWO-STEPPED CONCRETE BASE SURMOUNTED BY STONE WALL WITH TWO WINGS. LARGE WW1 PLAQUE PLACED IN THE CENTRE AND WW2 PLAQUES PLACED ON THE WINGS. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF
Inscription
CENTRE PLAQUE: 1914 - 1919/ THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ FOLLOWING BRAVE MEN OF/ CHOPPINGTON AND DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN THEIR/ COUNTRY'S CAUSE./ (NAMES)/ "MAY THEIR REWARD BE AS/ GREAT AS THE SACRIFICE"/ CYPRUS/ (NAME)/ 1958 LEFT AND RIGHT AHND PLAQUES: WORLD WAR/ 1939 TO 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, R
Atherton, J
Atkinson, C L
Atkinson, D
Banks, T
Briccs, J
Bryans, W
Burks, M
Burrell, W
Cairks, A
See details for all 65 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 82
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 22
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 2FT 6IN, width 1FT
    Materials: Metal
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
  • Choppington 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • MORPETH HERALD by N/A 06/02/1925 11/11/1949 Source: Media Library Published:N/A MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND
  • WMSC36.4

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