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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), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR EDWARD H THEW (Manufacturer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34138
Current location

Queen Elizabeth High School
Whetstone Bridge Rd
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 3JB
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 92556 63954
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
    Fellside
    Hexham
    Tynedale
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
WW1-Brass Plaque, mounted on a wood pattress. This is the higher of two plates mounted on the same board. In the centre top of each is an embossed and enamelled copy of the school badge, with the appropriate date on either side of the badge, written in Gothic lettering. The names are listed in three columns, with a vertical line between each column, using sans serif capitals. WW2-Identical Brass Plaque
Inscription
A 1914 - 1918 D/ TO THE GLORY OF ALMIGHTY GOD THE ONLY GIVER OF ALL VICTORY/ AND THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN THANKFULLY DEDICATED/ (NAMES)/ A 1939 - 1945 D/ TO THE GLORY OF ALMIGHTY GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL/ IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, Robert Harvey
Barrie, William Nicholson
Bell, Henry Greenwell
Bell, Howard Dixon
Best, Charles Frederick
Birnie, John Joseph
Blackburn, William Reay
Bland, Thomas Benson
Brown, Frank Thorburn
Burn, William Stainthorpe
See details for all 71 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 610mm, width 1220mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: height 610mm, width 1220mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: By subscription from members of the Old Boys' Association.
Reference
  • WMSH51.23
  • Hexham Courant 14/8/2015 feature “50 years ago” reports that In 1965 Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School appealed to its Old Boy’s Association to raise £100 to enable war memorials dedicated to ex-pupils to be transferred from the old school to the new premises in Whetstone Bridge Road.
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7613 (for WW1) www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7614 (for WW2)

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