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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SGT SUTTON
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1926
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41980
Current location

DLI Gallery on the 1st floor
as of 30 November 2018
Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 3RN
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 27339 42319
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Durham Light Infantry Museum
    Aykley Heads
    Durham
    Durham
    Durham
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 270 420
    Denomination: Undefined
  • St Mary's Church
    Gateshead
    Gateshead
    Tyne And Wear
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Church of England
  • Drill Hall
    Burt Terrace
    Gateshead
    Gateshead
    Tyne And Wear
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • France
    Outside British Isles

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
THREE STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY WOODEN CROSS WITH INCISED INSCRIPTION, and an explanatory brass plaque at the bottom of the shaft
Inscription
On the upper cross shaft-IN MEMORY/ OF THE GALLANT OFFICERS, N.C.OS/ AND MEN OF THE 9TH BATTALION/ THE DURHAM LIGHT INFTRY/ WHO FELL IN ACTION SEPT. 15TH 19TH/ OCT. 1ST 1916 On the upper step- DULCE ET DECORUM EST/ PRO PATRIA MORI On the lower step-ERECTED IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE/BY THEIR FRIENDS WHO FOUGHT WITH THEM AND/ WHO WILL EVER KEEP THEIR MEMORY GREEN Brass Plaque on lower shaft-THIS CROSS/WAS ORIGINALLY/ERECTED AT/HIGH WOOD/DURING THE/SOMME.../SEPT1915/IT WAS ERECTED/IN THIS CHURCH/FEB 19 1929
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • CDD47.64

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