Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Plaque 1914-18 C.of E. School





Map ref

NU 265043

Original Location

Medd Memorial School, Dovecote Street. (Closed)

Present Location

Church Hall, Dovecote Street. In the vestibule.
The building is now the Dovecote Centre.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 11th September 1927 by John Carse. Dedicated by Bishop Wild.

Memorial Description

Plaque, rectangular, 48 inches high x 75 inches wide (1.21 m x 1.9 m). The lower, greater part is divided into four panels by pilasters. Above these, there are two shallower panels, with a semi-circular centre top. The dedication occupies the dome, with the words "Their names liveth for evermore" and "For God, for King, for Country" to the left and right respectively. The names are listed in a single column on each of the four main panels. The lettering is painted in gold, using sans serif capitals throughout.

Materials used

Dark oak.


In proud and loving memory of the / Old Boys of / Amble C.E. School / who fell in the Great War 1914-1918

Their names liveth / for evermore - For God, for King, / for Country.


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed by Mr. Barton, Surveyor to Amble U.D.C.
Made by Messrs. Carse of Amble. Lettering by Messrs. Young.


1. The memorial was to have been unveiled by the Vicar, Rev. John Farebrother (also spelt Fairbrother) but he was sick and died a few weeks afterwards.

2. John Carse was a former pupil who had built up the firm who not only made the memorial, but also built the Church and the Church School.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: Tony Harding

Morpeth Herald 16/09/1927 reports unveiling.

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

External web link

Research acknowledgements

The late David Wilkinson, the late Jim Shepherd, East Coquet L.H.S.; Janet Brown; Tony Harding

Research In Progress

See link above

Plaque 1914-18 C.of E. School (A13.03)

AMBLE, Church Hall, Dovecote Street.



   In Proud and Loving memory of the
   Old Boys of
   Amble C.E. School
   Who fell in the Great War
   Their Name Liveth                For God, For King
   for Evermore                       For Country.
   Adamson, R.       Davidson, J.R.    Humble, W.E.        Ross, E.
   Aitchison, W.J.   Dixon, J.         Ireland, W.         Scott, J.
   Angus, J.F.       Dixon, W.         John, R.            Scott, W.E.
   Barrett, A.J.     Douglas, J.B.     King, J.R.          Smailes, J.R.
   Bickerton, F.R.B. Douglas, J.W.     Lee, J.             Stewart, J.H.
   Brown, A.         Dunn, W.A.        Luckhurst, F.J.     Stewart, W.
   Brown, J.L.       Ferguson, J.G.    Lyall, W.E.M.       Stokoe, R.
   Brown, T.H.N.     Gair, J.E.        Marley, E.          Straughan, J.E.
   Buddle, J.R.      Geggie, G.W.      Maughan, A.M.       Stuart, M.R.
   Buddle, W.        Harbottle, W.H.   McInness, R.D.      Turnbull, J.
   Buglass, G.W.     Hedley, G.R.      Morton, W.H.        Turnbull, N.
   Burge, M.         Hedley, M.        Mossman, R.S.       Turnbull, R.H.
   Burgess, E.V.     Hedley, W.D.      Mossman, W.T.       Voy, J.L.
   Burn, J.          Henderson, D.T.   Pearson, W.F.(Staff) Wardrope, S.
   Clark, G.B.       Henshall, R.H.    Pringle, R.H.       Webb, E.
   Davidson, F.      Horn, W.J.        Roberts, R.G.D.     Wintrip, J.
   Baston, J.T.


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