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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Tyneside
Town
Wallsend
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 September 1920
    Attended by: Duke of Northumberland
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 September 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Newcastle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34165
Current location

Outside wall of Chief Constable's office block
Police Headquarters
Middle Engine Lane
Wallsend
North Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Police Headquarters
    Ponteland
    Castle Morpeth
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 155 742
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Police Headquarters
    Kylins
    Morpeth
    Castle Morpeth
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Wall Mounted Bronze Plaque with incised black lettering, and the ancient arms of Northumbria in a shield at top centre.
Inscription
NORTHUMBERLAND CONSTABULARY/ IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/ COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18/KILLED IN ACTION/(names)/DIED OF WOUNDS/[name]/DIED ON SERVICE[names]/KILLED IN AIR RAID/[name]/ STEADFAST IN LIFE, VALIANT IN DEATH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cowe, Henry
Law, William
Maclennan, David B
Mcdougall, Robert
Shotton, John
Strother, John
Taylor, John
Telford, Robert
Wooley, Robert
Yorke, Edward B R
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, manner of death
    Order of information: manner of death THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, civilian rank, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 750mm, width 375mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • MORPETH HERALD 5/12/1919 & 17/9/1920
  • Private M2/079419 Henry COWE, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport, 1st Division. Born 8th December 1893 Kedslie, Melrose. Parents William and Euphemia of Muirhouse, Stow. Applied for police service, at this time he was living at Todrig, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, occupation gardener, single man, 5'10 in height. Appointed to Northumberland County Constabulary 19th July 1913 as PC201, 3rd class constable. 19.7.1913 - 2.9.1913 HQ Morpeth (Training) 3.9.1913 Posted Whitley Bay 28.2.1914 He requested that he be allowed to resign, in a report he stated that Whitley Bay was too quiet for him, he told his sergeant that he was going to join the Metropolitan Police. The local superintendent asked Cowe's sergeant to try and talk him out of resigning and it appears to have worked as he was transferred to Ashington on 23.3.1914. 22.3.1915 Resigned to join HMF, enlisted at Coventry as a motor driver ASC and sent to Grove Park for training. 7.5.1915 Embarked Southampton on SS St Petersbourg 8.5.1915 Landed Rouen, France and on the 21st May posted to 319 MT Coy 11.6.1915 To Field Ambulance, no details recorded. 2.8.1915 Posted to Base MT Depot 25.9.1915 Posted 1st Division Had three periods of leave in UK and granted 1st GC badge 27.4.1917 22.6.1918 To 22 CCS suffering from broncho pneumonia contracted on army service. 30.6.1918 Died at 3pm, he had been ill for 8 days and suffered pains in his back, legs and head. Buried Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference V D 9 His mother received a pension of 4/- from the army His name is recorded on Northumberland County Constabulary and Stow war memorials.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9425
  • NEWCASTLE DAILY JOURNAL 14/9/1920

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