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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tynedale
Town
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 12th March 1918
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34079
Current location

South wall of chancel
behind choir stalls
Hexham Abbey
Beaumont Street
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 3NB
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93547 64106
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tablet with dome at centre top. The central panel is white marble, with a red marble fluted border. At the top is a laurel wreath in which is a black cross. The letters are in black Roman capitals.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVER LOVING/ MEMORY OF/ JOHN OSWALD HEAD: HACKWOOD,/ WHO DIED JULY 28TH 1914. AGED 85 YEARS./ ALSO OF HIS SON/ REGINALD HEAD, CAPTAIN,/ 1ST BORDER REGIMENT,/ WHO WAS KILLED AT GALLIPOLI ON APRIL 18 1915/ AGED 30 YEARS./ ERECTED BY DOROTHY HEAD.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Head, Reginald
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 70mm, height 520MM, width 760MM
    Materials: Marble - Red
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7597
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • Newcastle Journal 18/12/1917 reports proposed memorial. (Available on The British Newspaper Archive)
  • Hexham Parish Magazine June 1915 Page 6

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