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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Stockton On Tees
Town
Stockton On Tees
County
Cleveland
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messers Lanchester, Lucas & Lodge, Messers Fenning & Co Ltd
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 May 1923
    Attended by: John Frederick Lambton -5th Earl of Durham and Lord Lieutenant of the County
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 May 1923
    Attended by: Bishop of Durham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9789
Current location

St Thomas Church
High Street
Stockton On Tees
Stockton On Tees
Cleveland
TS18 1SP
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 44547 19231
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Cenotaph on reinforced base surrounded by railings. Two pillars on front face. Surmounted by an elaborate draped urn. Fluted freize with 3 carved lions heads. Bronze wreaths and bronze crests: borough arms; Durham Light Infantry. Surmounted by bronze urn
Inscription
TO THE LASTING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF STOCKTON-ON-TEES / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919. / THEY DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH / A MAN MAY DIE, FIGHTING FOR / GOD, AND RIGHT , AND LIBERTY, /AND SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTALITY. / SEE YE TO IT THAT THESE / SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN. Bronze Panel: THE NAMES OF THE FALLEN ARE INSCRIBED IN A BOOK / OF REMEMBRANCE LAID UP IN THE ADJOINING CHURCH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Richard W
Adams, William
Addison, Arthur N
Addison, Robert W
Addy, Alfred W
Addy, Henry J
Alderson, George R
Alderson, Thomas
Alderson, Wilfred E
Allen, Alfred
See details for all 1231 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 300
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 300
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 923
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 923
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 2438 mm, height 9144 mm, width 3658 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
Railings are repaired at regular intervals
Costs

Site: £750
Memorial: £7,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: £4,500 to promote further education for such children of the fallen as show indication of ability
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Borough Council Minutes 1921-1947
  • Account of unveiling: North Eastern Daily Gazette May 29

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