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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chester Le Street
Town
Beamish
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS WATSON AND BURGAN (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 December 1921
    Attended by: Mr J Caine JP, President of the Institute
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52152

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Current location

Catalogue Reference 1979-551-13
Beamish North of England Open Air Museum
Beamish
Chester Le Street
Durham
DH9 0RF
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 220 530
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Mechanics Institute
    Bedlington
    Wansbeck
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
TWO PANELLED NOWY HEADED OAK BOARD. Formerly it 'had the figure of a soldier on the top' (now lost)
Inscription
TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ MEMBERS OF THIS INSTITUTE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Batchelor, Frank
Colpitts, Edward
Cowans, Thomas
Crickmore, Leslie
Docherty, John
Ferrier, George
Gibson, George
Green, Randolph
Hall, William
Hindhaugh, Geo.
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6449
  • Morpeth Herald 9 December 1921 reports the unveiling but with a number of names list discrepancies, against what physically exists; also Richard P Oliver is a later addition
  • Northern Echo 25 November 1919 reports a plan to erect a memorial
  • The 'News Post Leader' 5 December 1996 refers to the 'soldier on the top'- physical inspection confirms that something has been removed

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