Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Simon Raine


Plaque 1914-18 Union Street Congregational





Map ref

NZ 29?15?

Original Location

Union Street Congregational Church. In east gallery.

Present Location

The church became St.George's United Reformed Church. The building is now used as a warehouse. See Note 1 below.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 4th May 1919 by Mr. Shipley; dedicated by Rev. E.D. Paterson

Memorial Description

Plaque 1 foot 11 inches high x 2 feet 5 inches wide x 2 inches thick (584mm x 736mm x 63mm) in the form of a scroll set within a rolled moulded frame. The names are listed in two columns. The lettering is incised and blackened using elaborate Roman capitals.

Materials used

White marble


This tablet is erected by the church / in gratitude, honour, and love / to all who left the church and school / to serve in the Great War 1914-1918 / and in memory of / (names) / who died in the cause of Freedom.



1. The font is still in the main body of the church, but three plaques, together with another from the old Congregational Church in Union Street are now in a small storeroom at the rear of the first floor.

2. There are discrepancies in the names reported in the Northern Echo:
A.D. Banks in place of A.B. Banks
They also omit G.K. Holmes and A. Robertson.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: C. Sanders

Northern Despatch 05/05/1919 page 3

Northern Echo 05/05/1919 reports unveiling.

Darlington & Stockton Times 10/05/1919 reports unveiling.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

Stephen Nicholson is researching the names on this memorial

Plaque 1914-18 Union Street Congregational (D40.009)

DARLINGTON  Congregational Church, Union Street.  


   This Tablet is Erected by the Church
   in Gratitude, Honour, and Love
   to all who left the Church and School
   to Serve in the Great War 1914-1918.
   And in Memory of
   A.B. Banks        C.R. Hurworth
   E.C. Banks        F. Jewitt
   H.G.N. Burton     J. McKinna
   C.G. Dixon        W. Marley
   J.E. Henderson    H. Nelson
   G.K. Holmes  J.D. Robertson  A. Robertson
   Who Died in the Cause of Freedom.

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