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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Castle Morpeth
Town
Longhirst
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J H ROBINSON OF MELDON, MESSRS HARRISON, ASH & BLYTHE OF ASHINGTON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 July 1921
    Attended by: Colonel E P A Riddell CMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 July 1921
    Attended by: Revd A S Wardroper
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34040
Current location

Corner of B1337 & Station Road
Longhirst
Castle Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 3LT
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 22512 89132
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk with tapering sides and bronze wreath on the front near the top. The dedication appears on the front of the top part of the pedestal. The lower half of the pedestal bears the names. The WW2 name has been added at the bottom of the list. On the stone at the foot is the quotation. All lettring is in Roman capitals.
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF THIS / PARISH WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / 1939-1945 /[names] THEY FOR FREEDOM GAVE THEIR BEST.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brown, W
Chirnside, J S
Dickinson, T A
Dickinson, W K
Joicey, S J D
Murphy, M
Noble, J
Sample, John
Tully, A S C
Tully, T K C
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, service, surname, forename, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Heworth Burnstone
Listing information
  • 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
The pavement in front was relaid and 2 flower tubs added in 2000
Costs

Memorial: £368

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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