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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Easington
Town
Seaham Harbour
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Empire Engineering Company of North Shields
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 Feb 1921
    Attended by: Mr. L.G. Dillon of Hawthorn Towers
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71030
Current location

In the foyer
St Mary Magdalene Church
Harbour Walk
Seaham Harbour
Easington
Durham
SR7 7DS
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 42246 49528
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
Brass Plaque in moulded frame. There is an intricate pattern enamelled in red, with roundels in each corner and halfway up each side. Names are listed in three columns divided by vertical red lines. The dedication is in elaborate lettering with red initial letters. Lettering of the names is in sans serif capitals. Also part of the memorial scheme was the High Altar with with ornamented panels representing the twelve apostles, St. Patrick, St. Cuthbert, St. Aidan and St. Hilda. The panels survive, but the altar is lost, the current Altar being a modern replacement when it was brought forward to the western facing position after the 2nd Vatican council.
Inscription
Of Your Charity / Pray for the Souls of These / Our Men / Who Fell in the Great War / 1914-1919/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Joseph
Anderson, James
Atcheson, James
Attey, James
Bagley, William
Bogan, Peter
Breeze, Michael
Burney, Daniel
Cahill, Francis
Campbell, Michael
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: forename
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Altar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Paint - Watercolour
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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