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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
The Bromsgrove Guild (Designer)
MESSRS LOWES AND SONS (Manufacturer)
MR J W ENGLISH MSA (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: VISCOUNT GREY OF FALLODEN, a Director of the Railway
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Revd A E Comibeer, Vicar of Newcastle St John's
  • Show More (1)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48366
Current location

In the vestibule at the top of the stairs.
1
Co-operative Childcare
previously known as Buffer Bear Nursery (Former British Transport Police Office)
Neville Street
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1 5DP
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 24454 63782
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In the porchway
    Accoutants Freight Office
    Forth Banks
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Tyne And Wear
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular bronze plaque in a marble frame. Inscription in relief. Badge of the NER at top of the plaque. Bas relief ribbon with medallion at the centre depicting St George and the Dragon is depicted at the top centre of the plaque above the inscription.
Inscription
N. E. R./ PRO DEO PRO PATRIA/ IN MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE & RIGHT/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ "These laid the world away/ Poured out the red, sweet wine of youth/ Gave up the years to be"/ ERECTED BY THE STAFF OF THE ACCOUNTANT'S DEPARTMENT
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, R S
Bywell, J R M
Clark, J R
Cotterill, G E
Dodds, J R
Dunglinson, D
Ellison, J S
Errington, G
Fairless, R L
Fenwick, A C
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1450MM, width 920MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • North East War Memorials Project: newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8196
  • Newcastle Evening Chronicle 5 and 19 March 1984. Proposal to relocate this memorial and our reference 48365 next to Left Luggage Office not proceeded with because of 'fear of vandalism'.
  • Newcastle Daily Chronicle 12 November 1921 reports the unveiling
  • Newcastle Daily Chronicle 11 November 1921 reports proposed unveiling this afternoon
  • North Eastern Railway Magazine 1921
  • Illustrated Chronicle 4 March 1920 has photos of the unveiling
  • Shields Daily News 12 November 1921 reports the dedication

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