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Photo: Kevin Milburn


Plaque Royal Engineers Coys. 1914-18 1939-45 Drill Hall





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Original Location

Jarrow Drill Hall

Present Location

RE Army Reserve Centre at Debdon Gardens, Newcastle

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled November 1928 by Col. G.H. Stobart, C.B.E., D.S.O., Colonel Commandant of the 151st Durham Brigade; dedicated by Rev. J. Booth, Rector of Jarrow, and chaplain to the Forces.

Memorial Description

Plaque with dome at centre top and a raised border. Up each side is a raised design of leaves At centre top is the royal badge. The inscription is in Roman capitals.
The dedication for 1939-45 is carried along the bottom bottom.

Materials used



Jarrow Gateshead
In record of the loyalty and devotion to service
of the
Officers, Warrant officers, N.C.Os and Sappers
1/1st (526th) Durham Field Company R.E.
1/2nd (527th) Durham Field Company R.E.
1/3rd (528th) Durham Field Company R.E.
and of the
Durham Fortress R.E.
France, Belgium and Italy
in the
Great War 1914-1918
Along border:
Also 233rd Field Company R.E. 1939-1945.




1. When the REs left Drill Hall in Jarrow the plaque was taken to Elmgrove Terrace, Gateshead. When REs left there it was moved to RE TA Centre at Debdon Gardens where it currently hangs on wall of a stair case.

2. With TA changes 72 Regiment RE has been reformed with a HQ Sqdn back at Gateshead.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos : Kevin Milburn

South Shields Gazette 12/11/1928 reports unveiling

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Research acknowledgements

Kevin Milburn; Mike Mulhern

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