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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Lectern or desk
District
Tynedale
Town
Haltwhistle
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Miss Louise Dacris of Claremont Buildings
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 11th July 1949
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 Nov 1920
    Attended by: The Vicar
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33953
Current location

Holy Cross Church
Edens Lawn
Haltwhistle
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE49 0BL
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 70747 64028
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Book of Remembrance in Vellum. Wood bound book with hand written illuminated text containing the names of the dead from 1914-18 with those from 1939-45 added. It rests on a wooden lectern the back of which is like an inverted T, with a patterned border of Tudor roses carved in half relief. There is a cross at the top wrapped in a scroll, also in half relief, below which the words "Roll of Honour" are incised in Gothic lower case script.
Inscription
Page 1-HALTWHISTLE/ ROLL/ OF HONOUR/ 1914/ TO 1918 Page 2- HONOURING THE/ MEMORY OF MEN AND/ WOMEN OF THE PARISH/ OF HALTWHISTLE/ WHO NOBLY GAVE THEIR OWN LIVES/ TO SECURE THE SAFETY OF THEIR/ FRIENDS, THE HONOUR OF THEIR/ COUNTRY, AND THE FREEDOM OF THE/ WHOLE WORLD, WHEN THREATENED/ WITH DESTRUCTION IN THE RUTHLESS/ WARFARE OF THE YEARS 1914 - 1918,/ THIS RECORD OF BRAVE/ NAMES IS PLACED IN THEIR/ PARISH CHURCH THAT THEY MAY/ BE REMEMBERED BEFORE GOD WITH/ GRATITUDE AND WITH PRAYER Page 3- Eternal/God our/Father/Who by Thy Son, Our Lord,/hast taught us, that whoso/loseth his life for Thy sake shall/ keep it unto life eternal;/mercifully grant, that the lives/laid down in their country's/service, in the cause of truth/and freedom may be precious/in Thy sight; and may Thy/Grace make them perfect in/the glad service of Thy/Heavenly Kingdom through/the merits of our Saviour/Jesus Christ/Amen. Pages 4-7 [WW1 names] Page 8- 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Lectern
    Measurements: depth 410mm, height 470mm, width 630mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: height 305mm, width 200mm
    Materials: Vellum, Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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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