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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Sunderland
Town
Washington
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 July 1922
    Attended by: Mr Austin Kirkup
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72722

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Current location

Bonemill Lane
Washington
Sunderland
Tyne And Wear
NE38 8AJ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 31094 53985
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Summit of Worm Hill
    north of the River Wear
    near the Penshaw Bridge
    behind The Biddick Public House
    Washington
    Sunderland
    Tyne And Wear
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Celtic cross set on a shaft, tapering plinth, base and two steps. The dedication and names are on the faces of the plinth. The whole site has a surrounding paved area and wrought iron railings. When this memorial was visited on 11 August 2019, hundreds, possibly thousands of knitted poppies attached to knitting needles had been placed within the natural foliage. Images attached. Two bicycle wheels had also been decorated with knitted foliage.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE BRAVE MEN OF/ HARRATON PARISH WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY/ DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS./ St JOHN 15. 13.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsley, George Hedley
Anderson, Dr David
Appleby, John Gilchrist
Appleby, John Thomas
Appleby, Robert
Appleby, William
Armstrong, William
Ashworth, James Francis Gordon
Bates, John Thomas
Beer, John Arthur
See details for all 162 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 102
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 102
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • Fatfield War Memorial
  • 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
History
2012- Celtic Cross replaced; 1997- When the memorial was relocated it was cleaned and provided with railings
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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