Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Obelisk 1914-18 Holy Trinity Churchyard





Map ref

NZ 027858

Original Location

Holy Trinity Churchyard.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 4th July 1920 by Sir George Trevelyan, Bart., of Wallington Hall.

Memorial Description

Obelisk about 16 feet high, slightly tapered, draped with with a carved laurel wreath. The obelisk rests on a square pedestal (66 cm square) which has the names incised on two of its faces, with the dedication incised on the third. The letters are in Roman capitals apart from the words "To the Undying memory of" which are elaborate capitals in an arc at the top. The whole rests on three sandstone steps.

Materials used

British grey granite and bronze.


To / the Undying Memory / of / the men of Cambo parish / who gave their lives / for their country / during the Great War / 1914-1918



Estimated at 167.

Present condition

Good. Repaired after a falling tree broke it in half.

Ownership and maintenance

Unclear as to whether responsibility rests with the Parish Council or the National Trust, who own the village.


1. People who died during the 1939-45 war in Cambo district are included in Kirkwhelpington's memorial, as Cambo had become part of that parish.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Alan Angus; Christine Gibson; P. Thirkell; Tony Harding

Morpeth Herald 30/01/1920 gives estimate of costs; 09/07/1920 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Daily Journal 05/07/1920 reports unveiling.

Illustrated Chronicle 27/01/1920 page 5 reports unveiling.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Christine Gibson, Ponteland Local History Society; Janet Brown; Alan Angus; P. Thirkell; Michael Newrick; Tony Harding

Research In Progress

Sarah Pape is researching the names on this memorial. Contact:-

Obelisk 1914-18 Holy Trinity Churchyard (C5.01)

CAMBO, Holy Trinity churchyard


Side 1                      Side 2

   To                          Charles J.H. Adamson       
   The undying memory          Robert Ainslie             
   of                          Robert Brodie              
   the men of Cambo parish     Charles Brown              
   who gave their lives        Nicholas Brown, 1919       
   for their country           Andrew Buglass             
   during the Great War        George Buglass             
Side 3                      Side 4

   Henry C. Codling            William Quin
   Edwin Cutter                David Robson
   William Lawson, 1919        James Riley
   Nicholas Maughan            John Stokoe
   James Murray                Henry Stokoe
   Walter Murray               Robert J. Walker
   William Murray              Andrew Wilson
   Thomas Ord 1920

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story