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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Teesdale
Town
Gainford
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Geo. Duncan, Clerk of Works, Newcastle Poor Law Institution (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 July 1923
    Attended by: Mr. James Pearson, Esq., Chairman of Tudhoe and Gainsford Homes Committee, of the Newcastle upon Tyne Board of Guardians
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 July 1923
    Attended by: Monsignor Rooney of Darlington
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Lost
Lost
WM Reference
71314
Previous locations
  • St Peter's Home
    Main Road
    Gainford
    Teesdale
    Durham
    DL2 3DY
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 17134 16845
    Denomination: Roman Catholic
Description
Brass Plaque on Oak Pattress. The memorial covers Bishop Auckland, Carlisle, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Houghton-le-Spring and Newcastle Poor Law Unions
Inscription
[not known]/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Sydney
Anderson, George
Bews, Charles
Bews, Geoffrey
Bews, William
Bramley, William
Burns, William
Cadell, Thomas
Caine, Robert
Callaghan, Thomas
See details for all 63 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 124
    Served and returned: 112
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, home poor law union
    Order of information: Poor Law Union THEN surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Costs

Comments: Costs met by Boards of Guardians at a pro rata rate of how many of the 300 boys they each had in their care.

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

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