Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tynedale
Town
Wark
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS HICKS & CHARLEWOOD (Designer)
RB Aves of Hexham (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 March 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel T.G. Taylor, D.S.O., Gordon Highlanders
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 March 1921
    Attended by: Rev. E.C. Bredin, Rector of Wark
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34280

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Current location

Village Green
Wark
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE48 3LX
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 86106 77059
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone Cross “of chaste design” on square pedestal standing on three octagonal steps within low fenced area. The names from the 1914-18 war are inscribed on the sides, while those from 1939-45 are on the back, all lettering incised using sans serif capitals throughout. There are stone troughs at the outer extremities of three lowest steps.
Inscription
SIDE ONE: IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 SIDE TWO AND THREE: (NAMES) SIDE FOUR: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bell, Walton
Bolton, Rf
Charlton, Ne
Dodd, Jt
Harding, Jt
Hope, Ja
Hunter, F
Hunter, J
Hutton, J
Milburn, Jh
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment, initial of forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2500MM, height 4000MM, width 2500MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, VILLAGE GREEN
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Handed over to the Parish Council at the unveiling ceremony.
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9239
  • In Silent Fortitude: In Memory of the Men of the North Tyne Valley who Fell in the Great War; Alan Isaac Grint; 2011; Ergo Press; ISBN 9780955751097
  • Morpeth County Library Frith collection of photographs, one of which shows the monument backed by a low stone wall rather than the fence which is there now.
  • Hexham Courant 14 March 1996 feature 75 years ago mentions the unveiling of the war memorial.
  • Haltwhistle Echo 1 April 1921 reports unveiling
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 2 April 1921 reports unveiling.

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