Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Plaque 1914-18 Duke's Middle School





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Original Location

Duke's Middle School, The Dunterns. In main assembly hall. (Former Grammar School)

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Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 12th October 1921 by the Duke of Northumberland. Dedicated by Rev. W.R. Fairclough, Vicar of South Charlton.

Memorial Description

Plaque, 24 inche high x 48 inches wide (608 mm x 1210 mm). There is a narrow border with Tudor roses at intervals. At the top is the school badge (the Percy crescent enclosing two lockets, raised and gilded on a red and blue background) illuminated in heraldic colours, and circled by a wreath of laurel and oak leaves. The names are in five columns, using raised Roman capitals throughout. At the bottom the words "Their name liveth for evermore" are raised in half relief on a cast ribbon.

Materials used



In memory of the Old Boys of this School
who fell in the Great War 1914-1918

Their name liveth for evermore.



£140 was raised, and £130 spent.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Made by T. Martin and Co., Cheltenham. Mounted by Messrs. T. Watson of Alnwick.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Janet Brown

Morpeth Herald 09/09/1921 reports proposed unveiling; 21/10/1921 reports unveiling.

Alnwick and County Gazette 03/09/1921 reports proposed unveiling; 15/10/1921 reports fully on the unveiling, with photograph.

Illustrated Chronicle 13/10/1921 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 20/12/1919 reports proposals; 10/09/1921 reports proposed unveiling; 15/10/1921 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation:
“Their name liveth for evermore” : Apocrypha: Ecclesiasticus 44

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

The late R. Fenwick, Alnwick; Janet Brown; Duke's Middle School; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by the Alnwick District WWI Centenary Commemoration Group. Contact:

Plaque 1914-18 Duke's Middle School (A11.16)

   In memory of the Old Boys of this School
   who fell in the Great War 1914-1918
   Allison, J.      Common, H.A.     Henderson, A.    Munro, A.       Taylor, R.
   Baxter, R.       Coulthard, A.    Henderson, W.A.  Nettleship, M.  Taylor, W.M.
   Beverley, C.     Davidson, A.J.   Horn, W.J.       Nettleship, T.  Thompson, R.
   Beattie, W.M.    Davison, G.W.    Houston, H.      Padley, R.A.    Wade, G.E.
   Bickerton, W.    Dodds, J.R.      Jackson, F.      Pattinson, R.B. Wallace, C.J.G.
   Borrell, L.      Douglas, A.J.    Lackenby, H.     Purvis, J.      Walton, H.F.
   Brown, W.        Duns, J.         Lamb, W.         Ritchie, W.L.   Wanless, R.M.
   Butters, J.K.    Elliott, W.P.    Leach, R.E.      Robertson, T.   Weightman, B.B.
   Carlisle, T.F.B. Fairgrieve, A.O. Lyall, W.E.M.    Robson, S.      Wight, J.H.
   Chrisp, T.       Flintoff, A.J.   Marr, J.         Simpson, J.P.N. Wilson, W.
   Cook, C.B.       Forrest, L.W.    Marshall, A.     Stephenson, R.  Wood, R.W.
   Cook, E.R.       Gelson, T.       Middlemass, G.E. Straughan, T.A. Wood, W.T.
   Cockburn, W.     Gibbison, G.     Milburn, W.H.    Straughan, W.   Young, A.
   Collier, G.      Harrison, J.     Moir, P.E.       Swinney, J.R.
   Their Name Liveth For Evermore.

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