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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Wear Valley
Town
Edmundbyers
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41732
Current location

To the left of the main doors and behind the stone font
St Edmund's Church
Edmundbyers
Wear Valley
Durham
DH8 9NQ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 01542 49953
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Roll of Honour behind glass in in oak frame. Top section of frame is surmounted by a cross and the base has a hook which allows a wreath of poppies to hang. There is a quotation followed by the names of two men who died. Below this are the names of those who served 1914-18, listed in three columns. This is followed by those who served in 1939-45, again in three columns. All lettering is calligraphed in black capitals with all initials in red. Below this, the names of those who served are listed in three columns followed by similar inclusion in three columns of names from 1939-45
Inscription
EDMUNDBYERS/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914 - 1918/ HE ASKED LONG LIFE OF THEE AND THOU GAVEST HIM LONG LIFE, EVEN FOR EVER/ (NAMES)/ NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, James
Armstrong, John
Atkinson, Robert
Bell, Elizabeth Annie
Bell, Frederick
Bell, Herbert
Bell, John George
Bell, Robert William
Benns, Leslie C
Brown, Ernest
See details for all 50 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 27
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 21
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Parchment, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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