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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS LOWES AND SONS (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 1922
    Attended by: Colonel J R Ritson
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 May 1922
    Attended by: The Bishop of Jarrow
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41964
Current location

Originally on the east side of the south door
now behind the altar
St Nicholas Church
Market Place
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 3NJ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 27415 42583
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Marble tablet placed within a darker marble frame, and an incised inscription. At the top of the tablet is an incised floriated cross. A star marks those who were members of the 1st Durham Boys' Brigade.
Inscription
1914 1918 BE THOU FATHFUL UNTO DEATH &/ I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE./ THESE ARE THE NAMES OF THE/ MEN BELONGING TO THIS PARISH AND/ CONGREGATION WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR./ (Names)/ * Members of the 1st Battalion Boys Brigade/O GOD FOR ENGLAND THESE STRONG/ SOULS HAVE PASSED. GRANT WE/ MAY MAKE HER WORTHY OF THEM AT LAST
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsley, Richd Robt
Anderson, T F George
Appleton, George
Barnes, Arthur
Bell, George
Bell, Jos Dalton
Blakey, William
Boyd, William
Boyson, R
Brock, Arthur
See details for all 59 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations.
    Order of information: surname, forenames
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1875mm, width 900mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Alabaster
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7045
  • The book Memory Lane-Durham City by Michael F Richardson ISBN 1 85893 193 1 has an old photograph which shows that these changes have been made to the tablet- 1. Frederick King has had his MM decoration added 2. Andrew Norman Brown has had his MC decoration added 3. The names of Jos. Matthew Brook, Rich. Robt. Ainsley, Arthur Graham and Jos. Dalton Bell have been added
  • SHIELDS DAILY NEWS 15 May 1922 page 4

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