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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
District
Wear Valley
Town
South Church, Bishop Auckland
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 November 1925
    Attended by: The Vicar of Auckland, Rev. A.B. Perry-Evans.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71501
Current location

South transept
St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's Road
South Church
Bishop Auckland
Wear Valley
Durham
DL14 6SP
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 21745 28471
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Memorial Chapel, particularly to the 6th Battalion. Durham Light Infantry. Part of the old church has been made into a tiny chapel by enclosing a carved oak altar inside low carved railings. The altar has a traceried top, and on its front is a cross inside a circle raised in half relief. In front of the latter, and leaning against it, is a series of hassocks with the badges of the armed forces in tapestry. Contained within the chapel is a photograph of King George V and Lord Byng standing close to the Butte de Warlencourt Cross raised in memory on site to the 6th Batt. Another photograph illustrates the 151 Brigade Memorial relating to the action at Primosole Bridge in 1939-45
Inscription
[none]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Altar / Communion rail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Tapestry / Needlepoint
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Fabric
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Northern Weekly Chronicle 5/12/1925 reports on carving being done “at early morning and far into the night”.
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8810
  • Auckland and County Chronicle 3/12/1925 reports dedication.

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