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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Tynedale
Town
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Miss Charlton
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2nd February 1936
    Attended by: Bishop of Newcastle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34075
Current location

War memorial Chapel
North Transept
Hexham Abbey
Beaufront Street
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 3NB
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93535 64124
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Roll of Honour in glazed carved frame. Decorated with wide blue painted border with raised flowers.
Inscription
HEROES OF THE BATTLEFIELD/ 1914 - 1918/ HEXHAM SOLDIERS AND SAILOR HEROES THE WIDE WORLD OVER/ A NOBLE COMPANY DOTH WORSHIP THEE/ (NAMES)/ LET US REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING AND WITH ALL HONOUR BEFORE GOD AND MAN THESE NOBLE LIVING GLORIOUS DEAD, WHO WHO WENT BRAVELY/ FORTH TO CONQUER AND TO DIED FOR GOD, KING, EMPIRE, HOME AND THE SAVING OF HUMANITY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Fred
Abbott, Harry
Abbott, Tom
Alder, William
Allen, William
Allgood, Bertram
Archer, John William
Armstrong, Ernie
Atkinson, Arthur
Atkinson, Surtees
See details for all 180 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 247
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 247
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 870MM, width 700MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Paper, Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
The Roll was extensively renovated and remounted on Oct-Dec. 1994 by Miss Joan Bershas of Spital Tongues, and the frame restored by Hedleys of Hexham.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Frame cost £9/10/=, donated anonymously. The Roll itself was a gift from Miss Charlton.
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7596
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • Tyne and Wear Archives: Ralph Hedley Plans No. 2089
  • Hexham Parish Magazine March, April, July, 1936.

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