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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
South Tyneside
Town
Jarrow
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR ROBERT BEALL (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 06th October 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34488
Current location

Jarrow
South Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 340 650
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH AND CENOTAPH. INSCRIPTION CARVED ON PANELS ON THE SIDES WREATH IN RLEIEF AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE FRONT FACE
Inscription
FRONT FACE: DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FROM JARROW/ 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945/ ERECTED BY/ THE DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF/ PALMERS SHIPBUILDING & IRON COMPANY LIMITED/ TO RECORD THEIR APPRECIATION/ OF THE PATRIOTISM OF 1543 MEN/ FROM THEIR JARROW AND HEBBURN WORKS/ IN JOINING HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES FOR SERVICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 AND IN GRATEFUL AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO MADE THE GREAT SACRIFICE/FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND WHOSE NAMES/ ARE INSCRIBED ON THE MONUMENT./ SO THEY GAVE THEIR BODIES TO THE/ COMMONWEALTH AND RECEIVED EACH/ FOR HIS MEMORY PRAISE THAT WILL/ NEVER DIE AND WITH IT THE NOBLEST/ SEPULCHRE - NOT THE SPOT WHERE/ THIER BONES ARE LAID, BUT A PLACE/ IN THE MINDS OF MEN OTHER FACES: (NAMES) BASE, REAR SIDE: NAMES ADDED AFTER COMPLETION OF CENOTAPH/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, James
Allison, William
Ambler, George
Arkle, Leslie
Arthur, Walter D
Atkinson, Frederick
Beck, Thomas
Bell, Robert W
Bentham, Thomas
Berry, John
See details for all 185 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1728
    Served and returned: 1543
    Died: 185
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename,occupation
    Order of information: occupation,surname,forename
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height C 20FT
    Materials: Stone - Local
Listing information
  • CENOTAPH NORTH EAST OF CHRIST CHURCH RECTORY
  • 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
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS by N/A 30 SEP 21 Source: Media Library Published:N/A NORTHUMBERLAND
  • WMSJ2.5

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