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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 April 1947
    Attended by: Mr J. Chuter Ede (Home Secretary) unveiled the plaque
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 April 1947
    Attended by: The Bishop of Durham performed the dedication
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41879
Current location

The plaque is not in a public area
so an appointment to view is needed.
Durham Constabulary HQ
Woodward Way
Aykley Heads
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 5TT
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 26987 43760
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In the Reception area
    Former Durham Constabulary HQ
    Aykley Heads
    Durham
    Durham
    Durham
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 270 420
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Durham Constabulary HQ
    Aycliffe
    near Newton Aycliffe
    Durham
    Durham
    DL5
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 290 254
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Large nowy-headed brass plaque. The Durham County Constabulary crest is at top centre, beneath which is the incised inscription. (The 29 casualties on this plaque are also commemorated on the board in the Memorial Garden at HQ - see our reference 91503).
Inscription
DURHAM COUNTY CONSTABULARY/ KILLED WHILE SERVING IN H.M. FORCES/ (NAMES)/ KILLED ON CONSTABULARY DUTIES/ (NAMES/ THE DURHAM COUNTY CONSTABULARY PROUDLY/ INSCRIBE ABOVE THE NAMES OF THOSE OF THEIR/ COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ALL IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, J S
Atkinson, G A
Bell, K
Brown, E
Burgess, J J
Campbell, H A
Clark, H D
Crossley, E
Dale, J D
Edgell, S
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, military unit
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Police rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height c1500mm, width c900mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Durham Constabulary
Reference
  • Hartlepool Norther Daily Mail 19/4/1947 (page 1) reported that, on that day, Mr J. Chuter Ede (Home Secretary) had opened the new Durham County Constabulary HQ at Aycliffe. During his visit, he had unveiled the Constabulary's WW2 memorial, which was dedicated by the Bishop of Durham.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6288
  • The ceremonial opening of Durham Constabulary's new HQ at Aykley Heads on 18/5/2015 by HRH Princess Anne was reported on their webpage: www.durham.police.uk/news-and-events/Pages/News Articles/Royal-approval-for-new-police-HQ.aspx#:~:text=18/05/2015&text=Durham Constabulary's new police headquarters,the new £14million complex. (The HQ at Aykley Heads had actually been operational since August 2014).

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