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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Alnwick
Town
Rothbury
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
REAVELL AND TEBBS (Designer)
Muckle & Sons (Builder)
MARTINS OF CHELTENHAM (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 January 1921
    Attended by: Lord Armstrong
  • Rededicated
    Date: 30 September 2007
    Attended by: Undefined
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33885
Current location

High Street
on village green
at the junction of the feeder road and the main road
Rothbury
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE65 7UU
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 05704 01732
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Column surmounted by a stumpy Latin cross, standing in a small enclosure with white painted iron fence and grass. The cross has a bronze sword affixed to the front. WW1 names are in 2 columns on the front face, WW2 and Korea in 2 columns on the rear face, Binyon's verse on the 3rd face, and the 4th face is blank. All lettering is incised, painted black, using sans serifs capitals. The dates are on the lower faces. At the base at front and back are drinking troughs, now filled with flowers
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-18/ (Names) TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939-45/ (Names) KOREA 1952/ (Name) "THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT/ ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS/ CONDEMN./ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE/ MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, Reginald S
Atkinson, William J
Avery, Reginald C
Bell, Jacob C
Brewis, Lancelot
Chaplin, John
Charles, Robson
Charlton, Norman E
Cowans, Thomas
Crawford, Ralph W
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: place of birth, surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Denwick
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Denwick
  • Trough
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Denwick
Listing information
  • ROTHBURY 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
DRINKING TROUGH NOW NOT IN USE. NOW PLANTED WITH FLOWERS. Restored 2007
Costs

Memorial: £600

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Rothbury Parish Council
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8437
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • War Memorial Committee Records- reference PC71/17/1956 & 1973 at Northumberland Record Office
  • Northumberland Gazette 23 February 2006 and 13 September 2007
  • Newcastle Daily Journal 5 & 24 August 1920
  • Alnwick & County Gazette 28 August 1920 & 29 January 1921
  • Morpeth Herald 21 March, 25 April, 6 June and 27 June 1919 also 28 January 1921

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