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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
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 May 1922
    Attended by: Mr. E.B. Smith, former postmaster at Hexham
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 May 1922
    Attended by: Rev. J.V.C. Farquhar, Rector of Hexham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34182
Current location

Public Enquiry Office
Sorting Office
Bridge End Industrial Estate
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 4DL
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 94295 65000
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Post Office
    Battle Hill
    Hexham
    Tynedale
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NY 935 639
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Brass Plaque with dome at centre top. The words "Hexham Post Office" are in an arc to fit inside the dome, in plain capitals and crossed flags, one of which is the Union flag. There is a border patterned with Tudor roses and leaves, with a boss in a square in each corner. The names are listed in two columns. The lettering is in black Roman capitals.
Inscription
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE/ CONNECTED WITH THIS POSTAL DISTRICT/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ AND THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, A
Archer, J W
Armstrong, T
Armstrong, W
Bell, J
Brown, H H
Davey, J W
Dodd, P
Forrest, E
Graham, G R
See details for all 21 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 680MM, width 610MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Staff at Head post office and sub post offices
Reference
  • WMSH51.19
  • Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814
  • Hexham Weekly News 26/5/1922 reports unveiling
  • Hexham Courant 16/5/1997 feature “75 years ago” reports unveiling
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7609

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