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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Town
Newcastle Upon Tyne
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Cowell and Gattis (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19th March 1921
    Attended by: Councillor T W Rowe, Lord Mayor of Newcastle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19th March 1921
    Attended by: Canon Newsom, Vicar of Newcastle
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48364
Current location

Mail Centre
Lindisfarne House
Earlsway
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE11 0YY
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 24763 60858
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Central Post Office
    St Nicholas Street
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Tyne And Wear
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 250 640
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Brass Plaque with incised inscription in enameled red and black lettering, celtic knotwork border and a circle with the cypher GR at each corner. At the top are 2 crossed Union flags with a crown between. This memorial is believed to have replaced an earlier one, unveiled on 25 Apr 1917 by Mr J Chambers, Postmaster.
Inscription
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY/ THE MEMBERS OF THE STAFF IN THE/ NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE POSTAL AREA/ AND THE/ NORTHERN ENGINEERING DISTRICT/ IN HONOUR OF THEIR COLLEAGUES WHO SERVED THEIR/ KING AND AND COUNTRY/ AND TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ FALLEN/(NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, W
Aitken, R
Anderson, R
Angus, W
Armstrong, G F
Atkinson, R
Attwood, W H
Bailes, A
Baker, W
Barron, C S
See details for all 153 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 153
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 153
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The memorial was over-subscribed. The £100 balance was divided between the Newcastle Orthopaedic Centre, the Post Office Sanatorium at Benenden and the Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Details: Employee subscriptions
Responsibility
Royal Mail
Reference

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