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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)
Maker
Army & Navy Auxiliary Cooperative Society Ltd (Founder / Foundry)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th July 1923
    Attended by: COL E P A RIDDELL CMG, DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34136
Current location

Hexham Middle School
off Wanless Lane
Fellside
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 1DF
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93895 63627
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brass Plaque,with an additional strip added on the bottom border. The whole is mounted on a black marble pattress. The individual dates of the years from 1914 to 1919 along the top are in Gothic script, three of each on either side of the school crest and motto. The names are written as a continuous script with a dot between each name using black sans serif lettering.
Inscription
(NAMES)/ TO THE GLORY OF ALMIGHTY GOD THE ONLY GIVER OF ALL VICTORY AND THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN/ THANKFULLY DEDICATED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, Edward
Armstrong, John Robert
Armstrong, Thomas Stavert
Atkinson, Robert John
Barton, James Nelson
Baty, Isaac
Bell, Howard Dixon
Bell, Ronald Stephenson
Birnie, John Joseph
Boustead, John Christopher
See details for all 113 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 113
    Served and returned: 97
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 795MM, width 1420MM
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
History
GRAMMAR SCHOOL MOVED TO NEW PREMISES IN APRIL 1965, BUT PLAQUE LEFT BEHIND IN OLD SCHOOL (NOW HEXHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • WMSH51.22
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • Hexham Courant 31/7/1998 feature 75 years ago reports unveiling.
  • The Alnwick Gazette reports the unveiling on 25/7/1923 of a memorial in Hexham Grammar School, by Col. E.P.A. Riddell, C.M.G. It was the gift of Col. L.C. Lockhart (Chairman of Governors) and his brother, H.F. Lockhart, and records 128 names of former pupils and masters who fell.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7612

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