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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wear Valley
Town
Willington
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
J WIPPELL AND CO LTD (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Aug 1921
    Attended by: Canon T. Urmson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71473
Current location

On the wall left of the chancel arch.
St Stephen's Church
Willington
Wear Valley
Durham
DL15 0PB
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 15976 35438
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Brass Plaque set on a wood pattress, with flower ledge below. There is a double line border round the edge, which traces the shape of an elaborately shaped top. The plaque is divided into two panels vertically. The top panel has the “I.H.S.” monogram at the top, with a ribbon underneath with the words “Faithful Unto Death”. The dedication is on a panel below this, the lettering raised in half relief. The main lower panel bears the names in two columns. All lettering is in sans serif capitals
Inscription
Faithful unto death /To the Glory of God in loving / memory of the undermentioned / churchmen of Willington who fell / in the Great War 1914 - 1918 / or died after returning home. /[names]/Erected by parishioners and friends
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Matthew
Adamson, Thomas William
Alder, Edward Arthur
Allan, George
Arkley, John Henry
Barton, John
Bell, Christopher
Bennett, Richard
Booker, John George
Booth, George
See details for all 48 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1500mm, width 825mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST STEPHEN
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 23/10/1919 reports proposals and appointment of a Committee; 31/3/1921 reports unveiling of plaque; 16/11/1922 reports unveiling of flower stand.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9183
  • Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 18/11/1922 reports dedication of flower stand
  • Durham Chronicle 7/11/1919 reports proposals
  • The Monumental Brasses of County Durham William Lack, H. Martin Stuchfield and Philip Whittemore 2002 ISBN 095 4327101

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