Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall


Organ 1939-45 St. Cuthbert





Map ref

NZ 267431

Original Location

St. Cuthbert’s Church, North Road, Western Hill.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated October 1946

Memorial Description

Organ, with 9 panels alongside. A larger brass plaque 9 inches high x 8 inches wide on the central panel bears the dedication, with a brass floriate cross below. On each of panels 2 and 4 is a column of six individual brass plaques, each 2 ¾ inches high x 4 inches wide, each bearing one name. The plaque for McBean is 4½ inches wide x 2 ¾ inches high. Panels 1 and 5 carry four similar plaques each but these plaques are for parishioners.

Materials used

Brass plaques.


In memory of / the men of St. Cuthbert’s / Parish, Durham, who / gave their lives for / their country in the / war 1939-1945 this / organ was placed in / the church October 1946.



1. Modernised organ originally built by Connacher of Huddersfield about 1900. This is on the NPOR as No. D03463. It was originally in the Bruce Hall, Franciscan Road, Tooting, Surrey. It was moved to St.Cuthbert’s, Durham, in 1946 by Harrison and Harrison.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; Simon Raine; Dorothy Hall

Durham Record Office Service of rededication of memorial EP/Du.SC 128-129

External web link

Research acknowledgements

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

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Organ 1939-45 St. Cuthbert (D47.040)

DURHAM   St. Cuthbert’s Church.
Centre panel:
   In memory of 
   the men of St. Cuthbert’s 
   parish, Durham, who 
   gave their lives for 
   their country in the 
   war 1939-1945, this 
   organ was placed in 
   the church October 1946.
Left hand side                      Right hand side
   Cpl. A.S. Telford                  Sgt. Pilot Angus McBean 
   R.A.F.                             Killed in operations 
   Died Mar. 9 1940                   6 May 1942 Aged 25 
   Aged 24 years  
   Cadet Charles Henry Hopper         Lieut. James George Nicholls 
   killed at sea                      R.A.
   July 20 1943                       Died of wounds 
   Aged 17 years                      Feb. 24 1944 
                                      Aged 31 years 
   Sgt. Pilot George John Hopkins     Sgt. John Stanley Allan 
   R.A.F.                             R.A.F. 
   Died in action                     Aged 24years 
   Nov. 15 1943
   Aged 25 years
   Cpl. Frederick William Whitfield   Trooper Walter Robinson
   So. African Volunteers             R.T. Reg.  
   Died June 10 1944                  Killed in action
   Aged 38 years                      Sept. 25 1944
                                      Aged 34 years
   L.A.C. Alfred Anderson             Pte George Robert Marshall
   R.A.F.                             Pioneer Corps
   Died of wounds                     Died Sept. 1 1945
   Jan. 1 1945                        Aged 43 years
   Aged 26 years          
   L.A.C. Harold Bailey               L.A.C. Matthew D. Duffy 
   R.A.F.                             R.A.F.    
   Died Nov. 12 1945                  Died May 31 1946   
   Aged 25 years                      Aged 31 years   



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