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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Tynedale
Town
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MAJ GUY L BRADLEY
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09th November 1952
    Attended by: LORD ALLENDALE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34066
Current location

HEXHAM ABBEY SHOP MEMORIAL GARDEN
Beaumont St
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 3LZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93531 64070
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial garden with plaque on wall and a pair of ornamental gates leading to the cloister garth. The plaque bears the Regimental badge of the Northumberland Fusiliers at the top, and the 3rd Reconnaissance Regiment, 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers at the bottom. Lettering is in Roman capitals, in relief and painted gold. The plaque is painted black. Gates bear the dates 1939 and 1945 in wrought iron and painted gold as decoration along the top. Two wooden seats were placed in 1997.
Inscription
THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS/ 4TH BATTALION 8TH BATTALION/ THIS GARDEN IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY/ OF ALL THOSE OF THE ABOVE BATTALIONS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR OF/ 1939 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 1660MM, width 790MM
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 770mm, width 1200MM
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hexham Courant Centenary Supplement 31/7/64, p.10
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • Hexham Parish Magazine October 1952 reports state of area before Garden of Remembrance; November 1952 reports the dedication ceremony.
  • Hexham Courant 7/10/2005 reports unveiling of brass plaque on seat
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7594

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