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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)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2nd January 1921
    Attended by: COL E P A RIDDELL CMG, DSO
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
34099
Previous locations
  • English Presbyterian Church
    Battle Hill
    Hexham
    Tynedale
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NY 935 639
    Denomination: Presbyterian
Description
Parchment Roll of Honour, illuminated and framed
Inscription
THE LORD THY GOD IS WITH THEE WHITHERSOEVER THOU GOEST/ [names]/AN ACT OF THANKSGIVING ON THE CONCLUSION OF THE GREAT WAR/ MARY W LOW
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 144
    Served and returned: 144
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: not known, but included 4 ladies
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Parchment, Wood, Glass
Condition
History
PROBABLY MISLAID WHEN THE CHURCH REMOVED FROM THE ENGLISH CHURCH INTO THE SCOTCH CHURCH DURING THE 1950's
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Donated by Mrs. David Low as a thanksgiving for the conclusion of the war and the safe return of her son
Reference
  • Haltwhistle Echo 7/1/1921 reports unveiling
  • Church Minutes record the fact that Mrs. Low intended to give to the church a complete list, on parchment, of the names of all church members who had gone on active service
  • Hexham Courant 31/1/1920 gives a press report of the AGM when Mrs. Low offered to give the Roll of Honour in thanks- giving for the safe return of her son. 8/1/1921 gives a report of the unveiling ceremony
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7633
  • WMSH51.43

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