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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Gateshead
Town
High Spen
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS R B AVES (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: July 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: July 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42119
Current location

IN THE CHURCHYARD
ST PATRICKS CHURCH
High Spen
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 130 590
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE PEDESTAL AND CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON MARBLE TABLETS SET INTO THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH
Inscription
SIDE ONE: BY THE LONG ROAD THEY TROD/ WITH SO MUCH FAITH AND WITH/ SUCH SELF-SACRIFICING BRAVERY/ WE HAVE ARRIVED AT VICTORY/ AND TODAY THEY HAVE THEIR REWARD/ THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE OTHER SIDES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, J G
Armstrong, F
Armstrong, W
Banks, Fredk
Barton, W
Bates, John
Bates, Reuben
Bell, Jas
Bell, Wm
Best, Wm
See details for all 93 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 184
    Served and returned: 92
    Died: 92
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname,rank,forename,regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 35
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • High Spen 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • CDH106.02

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