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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tynedale
Town
Wylam
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS WILLIAM DIXON AND SON (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 March 1923
    Attended by: C J W Blackett, Lord of the Manor
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 March 1923
    Attended by: Revd H H Barff
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34285
Current location

War Memorial Green
Stephenson Terrace
Wylam
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE41 8DS
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 11848 64628
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Floriated Latin Cross on hexagonal column and plinth. The whole stands on an octagonal three-stepped base. Bronze plaques on three sides of the main plinth, each having a raised Celtic pattern border. Dedicatory plaque has raised wreath at the bottom.
Inscription
ERECTED BY/ THE PEOPLE OF/ WYLAM/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ "THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US/ BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY."/ 1.SAM.XXV.16 Plaque 4: 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, John Edward
Appleby, Joseph Forster
Atkinson, John Ismay
Barff, Edwardd Dennis Tootal
Bean, Fred
Bradley, William Hall
Clephan, William Richmond
Cowings, George
Dodd, Charles Andrew
Dolan, John
See details for all 53 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: height 910MM, width 510MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Wylam War Memorial
  • 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
Costs

Site: £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Wylam Parish Council
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8556
  • Illustrated Chronicle 26 February 1919, 10 October 1922 and 12 March 1923
  • HEXHAM COURANT 27 March 1920 (about the medals) 27 November 1920 (that Colonel Blackett will not sell the land for the memorial)

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