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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
Murton
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Nov 1978
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71176
Current location

Village Green
beside the Cenotaph
Church Lane/Gregson Terrace
Murton
Durham
Durham
SR7 9QJ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 38830 47106
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Marble Plaque set into a wall surrounding a garden with paved floor and railed wall. There are benches on either side. The plaque bears the Victoria Cross at the top and underneath is the regimental badge of the Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards). Between them, in an arc are the words “To the sacred memory of”. The rest of the dedication is underneath. All lettering is carved using sans serif capitals throughout and gilded.
Inscription
To the sacred memory of/William McNally, V.C., M.M. & Bar/1894-1976/who by his courage and unselfish/devotion to duty during the Great War/1914-18 brought honour and glory to this/village and his regiment
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mcnally, William
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, decorations, year of birth, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, decorations, year of birth, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 975mm, width 875mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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