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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Gateshead
Town
Bensham
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Alfred Southwick of London-an old member of the church who charged 1/5th of his normal fee (Makers)
Mr Cecil Risdsale- a church member (Undefined)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 November 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of Durham (Dr Hendley Moule)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48153
Current location
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Previous locations
  • Not known if the memorial survives
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    St Cuthbert's Church
    Bensham Road
    Bensham
    Gateshead
    Tyne And Wear
    NE8 1UT
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 24781 62347
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Oak board with a domed top, a medallion of St George and the Dragon at the top, and carved angels on each side- the Angel of Intercession on one side, the Angel of Peace on the other, with an incised inscription and the names in seven columns.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF ST. CUTHBERT'S CHURCH & PARISH, BENSHAM/ WHO MADE THE GREAT SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, J C
Adamson, P
Allan, J
Anderson, P
Anderson, T
Appleton, R A
Armstrong, E W
Attrill, H
Avery, J
Barron, L V
See details for all 267 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 267
    Served and returned: 153
    Died: 114
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank,regiment/service,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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