Memorial Details

2017
Photo: James Pasby

Memorial

Memorial 3 VCs Blandford Street

Reference

NUT270

Place

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Map ref

NZ 241638

Which war

a. 1897-98 Tirah Campaign
b. 1914-18
c. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 29th August 2017 10.00 a.m. The Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield OBE and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Linda Wright were in attendance.

Memorial Description

Plain marble slab 9 feet wide and 5 feet wide by 12 inches deep (3m x 1.52m x 304mm). On it are mounted several metal plaques, each with a simple raised edge. At centre top is a long rectangular plaque which bears the dedication. On each side is a small circular plaque bearing (left) the VC badge and (right) the national badge. Below these are three circular plaques, 376mm in diameter, each having at top the VC badge, followed by details of the winner in each case. All lettering is raised in casting using Roman capitals throughout.

Materials used

Marble with metal plaques.

Inscription

In remembrance of, and respect for, those born in Newcastle upon Tyne / who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for Valour.
This memorial was erected by Newcastle City Council on behalf of the people of the City.

Names

Who commissioned

Newcastle City Council

Cost

Each large plaque cost 500

Ownership and maintenance

Newcastle City Council

Notes

1. John Aidan Liddell V.C. has an Every Name A Story entry.

2. Edward Lawson V.C. has an Every Name A Story entry.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: James Pasby

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

James Pasby: Simon Parkin: Barry Lawson:

Research In Progress

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Memorial 3 VCs Blandford Street (NUT270)

 
   In remembrance of, and respect for, those born in Newcastle upon Tyne
   who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for Valour.
   
   This memorial was erected by Newcastle City Council on behalf of the people of the City.
   
   Private                   Captain                           Private
   Edward Lawson             John Aidan Liddell                Adam Herbert Wakenshaw
   1873-1955                 1888-1915                         1914-1942
   
   1st Battalion             The Argyll and Sutherland         9th Battalion
   The Gordon Highlanders    Highlanders (Princess Louise's)   The Durham Light Infantry
                             and Royal Flying Corps            
   Dargai Heights                                              Mersa Matruh
   20th October 1897         Ostend                            27th June 1942    
                             31st July 1915    
NamesNUT270

    

    

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story