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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Wear Valley
Town
Willington
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
E C Hedley of Bishop Auckland
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 Jul 1920
    Attended by: Alderman Robert Richardson, M.P., chairman of the Durham Branch of the Club and Institute Union.
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
71468
Previous locations
  • Working Men's Club
    Hall Lane Estate
    Willington
    Wear Valley
    Durham
    DL15 0QQ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 20041 34781
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Paper Roll of Honour behind glass in a wooden frame. There is a wide border which features (top centre) a picture of the club; (top left) a biplane; (top right) tank; (centre left) a battleship; (centre right) a Zeppelin; (bottom right) another battleship. At bottom left is Britannia. In between are various shield-shapes carrying the flags of various countries. At centre bottom is a ribbon with the words “For King and Empire” with a soldier to the left and a sailor to the right. At centre of the panel is a frame in which are the names of those killed, with the words “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” on a ribbon at top with a wreath. Below the dedication and above the names are military distinctions earned by four men showing the ribbons they would wear. The names of those who served are listed in seven columns using lower case script.
Inscription
Willington & District / Working Men’s / Club and Institute. / Roll of Honour / 1914-1919 / Great European War. For King and Empire. /Military Distinctions/[names]/Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori/[names]/Killed/[names of the served & returned]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Matthew
Adamson, Thomas
Allan, George
Allan, James
Allchurch, Daniel
Archer, John W
Armory, Geo.
Armory, Wm.
Ashman, Geo.
Ashurst, James
See details for all 287 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 287
    Served and returned: 253
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper, Wood, Glass
Condition
Costs

Comments: Total cost, including gold medals, was about £500.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 22/4/1920 reports progress; 29/7/1920 reports unveiling
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9185
  • Durham Chronicle 30/7/1920 reports unveiling
  • Northern Echo 26/7/1920 reports unveiling

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