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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Gateshead
Town
Ryton
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05th November 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34410
Current location

Station Bank
Ryton
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 150 640
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE FLIGHT STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH, TAPERING SHAFT AND CROSS. WALL BEHIND THE CROSS HAS METAL PLAQUES FOR WW1 SET INTO IT WITH THE DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION AND NAMES. WW2 INSCRIPTIONS ARE ON TWO BRONZE PLAQUES SET ONTO THE THREE AND NINE O'CLOCK FACES OF THE PLINTH
Inscription
CROSS, 6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ IN/ REMEMBRANCE CROSS 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (WW2 NAMES) WALL, WW1 PLAQUE: TO THE ILLUSTRIOUS MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF RYTON URBAN / DISTRICT WHO DIED IN THE CAUSE / OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND OF FREEDOM / IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR / AND IN GRATITUDE TO ALMIGHTY / GOD FOR THE GIFT OF SUCH / SPLENDID SONS. / HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE WHO SINK TO REST / BY ALL THEIR COUNTRY'S WISHES BLESS'D! / OFFICERS/ (NAMES) WALL, OTHER PLAQUES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, T
Archer, E
Armstrong, James
Armstrong, John
Armstrong, William
Armstrong, William
Armstrong, William
Arscott, William
Babe, J
Bainbridge, C
See details for all 271 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 94
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 94
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 271
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 271
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Ryton 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

Memorial: C £1250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS by N/A 07 NOV 1921 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • NEWCASTLE DAILY JOURNAL by N/A 24 SEP 1920 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NEWCASTLE
  • CDR33.01

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