Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Ian Johnson

Memorial

Two benches 18th & 19th N.F. 1914-18 Quayside

Reference

G39.124

Place

GATESHEAD

Map ref

NZ 254637

Original Location

Gateshead Quayside, Hillgate, near St. Mary’s Church

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 19th September 2015 by Dr. Allan Rutherford, O.B.E., James Ramsbothan, the Mayor of Gateshead and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle. Dedicated by Rev. Canon Glyn Evans.

Memorial Description

Two benches of metal strips featuring a silhouette scene at the back of fighting soldiers and barbed wire. To the right are red poppies. On the end of the seat is a small plaque which gives the dedication.

Inscription

First seat
Dedicated to the memory of the
18th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
raised by the joint Chambers of Commerce
of Newcastle and Gateshead
October 1914

Second seat
Dedicated to the memory of the
19th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
raised by the joint Chambers of Commerce
of Newcastle and Gateshead
November 1914

Names

None

Cost

£800 each

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

David Ogilvie Engineering, Kilmarnock.

Notes

1. The creation of the seats was made possible by the generous support of various bodies who had donated towards the costs of the printed book and the raising of a memorial plaque on the church at Authuile on the Somme in France which was unveiled on 27th June 2015 by the Mayor of Authuile.

2. The seats were unveiled on the same day as two on Newcastle Quayside. See NUT264

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Ian Johnson; James Pasby

External web link

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

Ian Johnson; James Pasby

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Two benches 18th & 19th N.F. 1914-18 Quayside (G39.124)

 
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