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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Sedgefield
Town
Shildon
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
W A Kellett (Designer)
Humphreys, Jackson and Ambler Ltd (Makers)
J Moore & Sons of Shildon (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 2 June 1957
    Attended by: Bishop of Durham
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 October 1923
    Attended by: Major General F A Dudgeon CB GCC 50th Northumbrian Division
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 October 1923
    Attended by: Revd H B Watts BA, Vicar of Shildon
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 June 1957
    Attended by: Major General J M K Spurling
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66
Current location

At the entrance of the church.
St John's Church
Church Street
Shildon
Sedgefield
Durham
DL4 1DW
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 22825 26436
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A statue of a soldier with a plinth and square base. The figue of the soldier is in a kneeling pose. The dedication is written on the plinth in black lettering, with the names in raised lettering on rectangular plaques.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: SEE YE TO IT/ THAT THESE/ HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN/ IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF/ SHILDON'S GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1914 1918/ 1939 1945/ GREATER LOVE/ HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN/ LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS 3 & 9 o'clock faces: (WW1 Names) 12 o'clock face- [WW2 names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aisbitt, Thomas J
Akers, Albert E
Alderson, Gerald F
Alderson, Joseph H
Alderson, Thomas
Allinson, David Dowson
Allison, Joseph
Anderson, Alfred
Anderson, Harold
Appleby, Thomas
See details for all 402 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 265
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 265
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 137
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 137
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 5FT 1IN, width 4FT 3INS
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 14FT 3IN
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, 3.0 METRES NORTH OF MIDLAND BANK
  • 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
History
2001: Council renovated the statue.; 1985: Statue renovated.
Costs

Memorial: £675

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Shildon Town Council
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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