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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Derwentside
Town
South Moor
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
MESSRS BAYLISS, JONES & BAYLISS LTD
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 10th July 1920
    Attended by: R W Cooper, Managing Director of South Moor Colliery Co
  • Rededicated
    Date: 17 Sep 1950
    Attended by: Rev Harold Chisholm, Vicar of South Moor
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 Sep 1950
    Attended by: Lord Lawson of Beamish
  • Unveiled
    Date: Jul 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41811
Current location

South Moor Road
South Moor
Derwentside
Durham
DH9 7EL
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 19060 51264
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PARK WITH TWO BLACK PAINTED ORNAMENTAL GATES WITH GOLD PAINTED TOPS. THREE DEDICATORY MARBLE TABLETS ON THE GATES TWO SMALLER TABLETS ADDED FOR THE FALLEN FROM WW2 AND KOREA
Inscription
GATES: MEMORIAL PARK 1919 PLAQUE ONE: IN MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO DIED SERVING THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1919 PLAQUE TWO: THIS MMORIAL TABLET/ WAS ERECTED BY/ THE SOUTH MOOR COLLIERY CO. LTD./ IN MEMORY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 PLAQUE THREE: THIS PARK WAS PRESENTED TO/ STANLEY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL/ AS A WAR MEMORIAL BY/ THE SOUTH MOOR COLLIERY CO. LTD./ OPENED JULY 10TH 1920 BY/ R. W. COOPER, ESQ
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, James
Archer, Alfred
Armstrong, Robert
Armstrong, William
Ashcroft, William
Atkinson, Stranger
Bailey, Andrew
Bailey, Harold
Bailiff, Samuel A
Baines, William
See details for all 306 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 284
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 284
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Park
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
Stanley Urban District Council
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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