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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Tyneside
Town
East Boldon
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48289
Current location

Near the junction of Station Road and Sunderland Road
Front St
East Boldon
South Tyneside
Tyne And Wear
NE36 0TE
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 36701 61247
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic Cross tapered on plinth and three-stepped base. Front of cross has St. George and the Dragon carved in half relief below flowers and leaves entwined with cord. Dedicatory inscription on front face of plinth and names on marble tablets attached to sides of plinth. Additional tablet placed at foot of cross for WW2 inscription.
Inscription
FRONT FACE: THE PEOPLE OF BOLDON RECORD IN EVER GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE THE NAMES OF THEIR BROTHERS WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18./ THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY. 1 SAMUEL XXV.16./ LET US ALSO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945 LEFT AND RIGHT HAND FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, J
Aldrige, J W
Allan, W
Applegarth, R
Arthur, J
Atkinson, J
Atkinson, J
Ayre, A
Bailey, Frank
Bean, William Edwin
See details for all 208 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 130
    Served and returned: 65
    Died: 65
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 78
    Served and returned: 39
    Died: 39
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c.5791mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 910 mm, width 780 mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • Boldon 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
  • CDE46.01
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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