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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), First World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 Jan 1921
    Attended by: Col. E.P.A. Riddell, C.M.G., D.S.O.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34112
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: NY 93270 63926
Denomination: United Reformed

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Previous locations
  • English Presbyterian Church
    Battle Hill
    Hexham
    Tynedale
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Presbyterian
Description
Brass Plaque. There is a simple patterned border around the edge. The names are in a single column in raised Roman capitals, "To the Glory of God" is in Gothic script, and "Their Name Liveth for Evermore" is in italic capitals.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THOSE OF THIS CONGREGATION/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Archer, John W
Baird, Wm
Batey, Ernest
Brown, Hugh
Brunlett, John E
Conklelton, Charles W
Conklelton, Malcom
Davison, Arthur
Guthrie, Charles
Little, Drew
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 985MM, width 610MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
When the Presbyterian Church closed, the plaque was removed to the church hall of St. Aidan's United Reformed Church, Hencotes, which was used as a church until 1959 before it became a permanent church, rededicated in 1960.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hexham Courant 31/1/1920 gives a report of the AGM when the proposal to erect the monument was made
  • 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 7/1/1921 reports unveiling
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7603
  • WMSH51.13

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