Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Malcolm Smith

Memorial

Plaque 1939-45 Police HQ

Reference

A41.02

Place

AYKLEY HEADS

Original Location

Police H.Q., Elvet

Present Location

See Note 1 below.

Which war

1939-45

Memorial Description

Plaque approx. 152cm high x 91cm wide with dome at centre top, which contains the Durham Constabulary badge. There is a single line border. The names are listed in two columns, apparently in order of seniority, divided by a single vertical line. The dedication is in a box at the foot using in Roman capitals.

Materials used

Brass

Inscription

Killed while serving in H.M. Forces
(Names)
Killed on Constabulary Duties
(Names) / The Durham Constabulary proudly / inscribe above the names of those of their / comrades who gave their lives for all in the / Second World War 1939-1945

Names

Notes

1. This building was demolished in 2016. The Police have moved to a new building approx. 100 yards away. The memorials are not on show to the public. To see them you have to make a request in writing to the Estates Dept. They are now displayed behind the "secure line" of the building, hence the procedure to get in.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: John & Mavis Dixon; Malcolm Smith

Policing the Land of the Prince Bishops The History of Durham Constabulary 1840-1990 Supt. Alan S. Watson & Supt. Derek Harrison LL.B.(Ret’d) Durham Books ISBN 1 872902 00 6 features the lists of members of the Police Force who were killed in 1914-18 and 1939-45

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; John and Mavis Dixon; David Sloan

Research In Progress

John Grainger has researched the names on this memorial and would be pleased to hear from anyone with stories, photographs or memorabilia. Contact:- monreith@aol.com

Plaque 1939-45 Police HQ (A41.02)

 
   Killed while serving in H.M. Forces
  
   Sgt. Nav. J.S. Allan,  R.A.F.      Sgt. S.T. Kerr,  R.A.F.
   Sgt. Plt. G.A. Atkinson,  R.A.F.   Sgt. L. Lanaghan,  R.A.F.
   Gdsn. K. Bell,  C.Gds.             L/Sgt. G.F. Little,  C.Gds.
   Rifle’n. E. Brown,  Cam’n.Regt.    Cpl. T. Martin,  C.M.P.
   Cpl. J.J. Burgess,  H.L.I.         Sgt. J. Melville,  R.A.F.
   Lt. H.A. Campbell,  D.Well.Regt.   Plt. Off’r  J.J. Nevens,  R.A.F.
   Fly’g Off’r H.D. Clark,  R.A.F.    Sgt. F. Pallister,  R.A.F.
   Plt. Off’r  E. Crossley,  R.A.F.   Cpl. A.W. Parkin,  H’hld Cavry
   3rd Off’r J.D. Dale,  Air T.Aux    Sgt. R. Poole,  R.A.F.
   Sgt. S.A. Errington,  R.A.F.       Ord.Art’f’ R.S. Robinson, R.N.V.R.
   Sgt. T. Gibson,  R.A.F.            Rifle’n R. Short,  Cam’n Regt.
   Gnr. W. Goldsborough,  R.A.        L/Cpl. T.H. Stephenson,  I.Gds.
   Sub Lt. S. Green,  R.N.V.R.        Plt. Off’r W.H. Walton,  R.A.F.
  
   Killed on Constabulary Duties
  
                 Police Sergeant 98.  M. Slack
   S/Constable S. Edgell              S/Constable R. Reay
   
   The Durham Constabulary proudly
   inscribe above the names of those of their
   comrades who gave their lives for all in the
   Second World War 1939 – 1945
NamesA41.02   

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story