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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
Town
Startforth
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Appleby, stonemasons of Barnard Castle.
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: February 1921
    Attended by: Revd Canon Gough, Rector of Barningham & Rural Dean
  • Unveiled
    Date: Feb 1921
    Attended by: Captain JJ Bell-Irving of Rokeby Hall
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72638
Current location

churchyard of Startforth Holy Trinity Church. The War Memorial is situated in a prominent position on the south west corner of the Church
beside the main path between the lych-gate and the church door
Holy Trinity Church
Church Bank
Startforth
Durham
DL12 9AE
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 04720 15918
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross made from grey Cornish granite with a sword pointing downwards on its face
Inscription
‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/THE BRAVE MEN OF THE PARISH/OF STARTFORTH WHO MADE THE/ GREAT SACRIFICE FOR THE SAKE/OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ AD 1914 – 1919.’/ ‘I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT’/[names]/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, Thomas Wilfred
Bailey, Robert Cecil
Chapman, William
Chatt, Eric
Chatt, Robert Bulmer
Cook, Oliver
Foott, Albert
Hall, James William
Hewitson, John William
Littlefair, Frederick
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
Renovated 1995 by Startforth Welfare Fund, work by Messrs Bainbridge Bros. of Darlington
Costs

Memorial: £130

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

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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