Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Plaque 1914-18 Grammar School





Original Location

Berwick Grammar School

Present Location

Berwick Museum in the K.O.S.B. Barracks.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 23rd September 1920

Memorial Description

Plaque, 4 feet high x 3 feet wide, with slightly rounded top. It has classical pilasters at the sides with a floral motif in relief at the top. The words "War Memorial" at the top are raised and gilded. Similarly the dated "1914-1918" at the bottom. The dedication is in elaborate upper and lower case. The names are painted in three columns, using Roman lettering.

Materials used



In Proud and Devoted Remembrance of


Present condition

Some of the letters at the top are damaged.

Ownership and maintenance

See Note 2 below.


1. At the unveiling, the memorial was described as "encased in a walnut frame, with an enamelled laurel leaf design . . . the dedicatory inscription and names of the fallen are executed in silver relief lettering on a plaque background of cobalt blue . . . ". It also mentions 32 former pupils who fell.

2. Correspondence discloses that there was a fund of over 100 made by donations from Joyce Hooper (formerly Rowland) following a former pupil reunion, and the last Miss Cringle of Spittal, to be used for mounting and displaying the boards in the Museum.

3. When Grammar School closed in 1976 the memorial was moved to the new High School, through the agency of Miss Jean Trimmer, Headmistress of the School when it closed.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown

Berwick Advertiser 11/04/1991 and 02/05/1991 re whereabouts of the memorials and the replies, including photocopy of photograph and list of names.

Research acknowledgements

Imperial War Museum; Janet Brown; Berwick Museum

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Anne Moore

Plaque 1914-18 Grammar School (B25.14)

BERWICK, Grammar School.
   War Memorial.
   In Proud and Devoted Remembrance of 
   Aitchison, John    Gladstone, Robt.   Patterson, Wm
   Aitken, Mark       Goodfellow, John   Patrick,  Fred.
   Black, Wm. J.      Haswell, Thos.     Robertson, Geo.
   Black, M.R.        Henderson, Alex.   Ross, John
   Black, W.R.        Hills, Robt.       Richardson, John
   Boal, John         Hogarth, Walter    Richardson, Peter
   Brett, P.J.G.      Huffam, Harry      Richardson, Geo.
   Bremner, Robt.     Hunter, Wm.        Shields, Geo.
   Brock, Alfred      Henderson, James   Seals, John
   Brough, Hugh       Hay, Wm.           Straffen, John
   Brumfit, Thos.     Henderson, Walter  Short, Wm. Innes
   Burns, Christopher Kincaid, Robt.     Swan, James
   Boyd, Geo.         Kinleyside, Harry  Todd, James
   Croll, Wm.         McLeod, Wm.        Walton, Wm.
   Cockburn, John     Marshall, John     Wood, John
   Dalgleish, Wm.     Marshall, Walt.    Wilson, Stafford
   Dumble, Geo.       Muir, Robt.        Wastle, Robt.
   Dormer, Wm. C.     Marshall, Alex.    Winter, Robt. T.
   Donaldson, R.G.    Miller, Arch.       
   Geddes, Jos.       McNab, Wm.
   Geddes. Robt.      Neilson, Thos.
   Geddes, Chas.      Nicholson, Thos.
   Gladstone, Adam    Oliver, Wm.
   Grainger, John     Oliver, Andrew
   1914      1918

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