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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derwentside
Town
Langley Park
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: April 1921
    Attended by: Colonel J H Ritson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41786
Current location

Front Street/Quebec Street junction
Langley Park
Derwentside
Durham
DH7 9XA
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 21262 45004
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pink & brown granite Monument set in a small railed garden. The Monument is square with round ornamental columns at each corner. It is surmounted by a dome on which is a small cross. The names are carried on the faces, those for WW1 on the upper panel, those for WW2, Korea and Northern Ireland on the lower panel. The lettering is incised and gilded using sans serifs capitals
Inscription
HE LIVES IN FAME THAT DIES IN VIRTUE'S CAUSE/ THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED/ BY THE INHABITANTS OF/ LANGLEY PARK/ TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO NOBLY SACRIFICED THEIR/ LIVES, FOR THE CAUSE OF/ RIGHT, LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND/ FREEDOM IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allinson, H
Barker, H
Barker, Jas
Bell, F
Bell, J
Bell, J
Beresford, J W
Bewley, I
Billingham, H
Bousfield, T L
See details for all 101 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Langley Park 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: £750

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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