Memorial Details

Photo: Dorothy Hall


Cross 1914-18 St. Giles's Churchyard





Map ref

NZ 283426

Original Location

St. Giles’ Churchyard, Church Lane, off Gilesgate. At the northern end, just inside the entrance.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 6th May 1925 by Lt. Col. J.R. Ritson, dedicated by Rev. G.H. Aird, vicar.

Memorial Description

Cross of Celtic type on square column on a low pedestal on a base, total height 10 feet, standing at the top of some steps from the road. The dedication is carried on the front of the pedestal. The names are in a single column down the polished front of the shaft of the cross.

Materials used



To the Glory Of God / and in memory of the above men / of this parish / who gave their lives in the Great War / 1914-1918. Lest we forget.




Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Messrs. J. Lowes and Sons, Ltd.


1. Apathy and difficulties raising money led to a bitter correspondence in the Durham County Advertiser. £150 was finally raised.

2. According to Illustrated Chronicle, the memorial was unveiled by Brevet Col. J.R. Ritson.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine; C. Sanders; James Pasby; Dorothy Hall

Durham County Advertiser 14/1/1921; 2/3/1923; 25/2/1924; 23/8/1924; 28/8/1924; 17/10/1924, and possibly more.

Illustrated Chronicle 7/5/1925 reports unveiling with photos.

Seaham Weekly News 8/5/1925 reports unveiling.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

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Cross 1914-18 St. Giles's Churchyard (D47.041)

DURHAM   St. Giles’ Churchyard
   Arnold Wm. H.   
   Barnes A.   
   Beeby N.   
   Blakey W.   
   Bush J.   
   Briggs F.   
   Carter Wm. H.   
   Chilton R.   
   Coyne R.E.   
   Crowe R.   
   Davison F.    
   Davison J.   
   Dent S.
   Dodds J.   
   Donaldson Wm.   
   Eales E.   
   Elliott R.   
   Elliott W.    
   Ewbank T.   
   Farthing J.P.   
   Fenwick A.   
   Flowers J.     
   Gray G.     
   Goodyear C.W.   
   Hall T.   
   Holliday J.   
   Hargeaves C.   
   Harrington J.    
   Harrison G.   
   Heath F.   
   Heron A.   
   Heron W.   
   Humble T.   
   Harrison F.    
   Ivison F.   
   Jacob G.   
   Johnson A.   
   Kirkup J.   
   Lockey F.   
   Lockwood T.    
   Markham T.    
   McClurg W.J.   
   McGregor G.   
   Metcalfe J.   
   Morley A.    
   Norwood M.O.   
   Parkinson G.   
   Parry C.   
   Perrin N.   
   Reed G.A.    
   Ramsay J. 
   Read T.    
   Robinson J.   
   Rowntree W.E.   
   Rowntree F. 
   Spence A.   
   Shankey J.  
   Shotton G.   
   Snowdon A.   
   Stewart J.   
   Taylor W. 
   Tilbrook F.C.   
   Walker J.   
   Williamson F.H.   
   Wise J.   
   Wright W.G. 
   Young D.
To the Glory of God 
and in memory of the above men 
of this parish 
who gave their lives in the Great War 
Lest we forget.
Names D47.41      

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