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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Easington
Town
Haswell
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 Jul 1920
    Attended by: Capt. E.H. Veitch, 8th D.L.I.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 Jul 1920
    Attended by: Rev. G.S. Skene, Vicar.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71118
Current location

in the churchyard
St Paul's Church
Church Street
Haswell
Easington
Durham
DH6 2DZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 37462 43171
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Polished Grey Granite Cross, total height 7 feet 2 inches, set on a sturdy pedestal 1 foot 1 inch high x 4 feet 3 inches square. The whole stands in a flagged area with 6 inch stone raised border. There is a pattern inserted in white around the top of the pedestal. A narrow white line has also been inserted to delineate the panels with an arched top. The dedication is on the front, names are in a single column on each of the other three sides, using sans serif capitals.
Inscription
Greater love hath no / man than this, that / a man lay down his life / for his friends.” / Roll of Honour / Names of the men / from the parish of Haswell / who gave their lives / for their King & Country / in the Great War / 1914-1919. / “Their bright spirits still / tenant the hearts of those / who loved them. They lie / imperishably fair, crowned / with the garlands of / immortal youth”. /[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bainbridge, Ralph
Bainbridge, Walter
Barras, James Alma
Beadmore, Norman
Bell, James
Bennett, Simon
Bentham, Edward
Bowman, Thomas
Brackenbury, George
Brown, John
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Haswell War Memorial
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: £220

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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