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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
  • Unveiled
    Date: Sep 1920
    Attended by: Rev. W. Ellis Pearson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34095
Current location

St Aidan's Church
Hencotes
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 2EQ
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93270 63926
Denomination: United Reformed

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Previous locations
  • Congregational Church
    Hencotes
    Hexham
    Tynedale
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NY 932 640
    Denomination: Congregational
Description
Brass Plaque, shield-shaped. This was fixed to a wood pattress of the same shape with a metal holder for a glass flower vase below. The plaque has a single line border. The dedication is in lower case Gothic, the dedication and quotations are in Roman capitals with red capital letters. The names are listed in a single column in sans serif lettering with red capitals.
Inscription
In memory / of / The Brave Men / of this Church / who gave their lives in / The Great War, 1914-18/[names]/"Their Souls are in the hands of God/Their name liveth / for evermore"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, Arthur
Meins, Harry
Robinson, Frederick
Smith, Cuthbert
Spark, Errol
Welch, Robert
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 770mm, width 620mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £24/10

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Hexham Courant 31/1/1920 reports on the proposal to erect the memorial, at an estimated cost of £1,000 including rebuilding the organ and re-arranging the interior of the church.
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • Haltwhistle Echo 1/10/1920 reports unveiling
  • Durham County Records Office Church records, ref C/DNU 19, part of a set relating to the Durham and Northumberland Congregational Union.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7628
  • WMSH51.38

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