Memorial Details

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Memorial

Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Road junction

Reference

E72.01

Place

EAGLESCLIFFE

Map ref

NZ 422148.

Original Location

At road junction of Yarm Road with Victoria Road. Inside a fenced area.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45
c. Malaya 1950

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 25th September 1920 by Col. G.O. Spence, dedicated by Rev. B. Harvey.

Memorial Description

Cross of plain Latin type on tall slim tapering column, total height 15 feet. There is decoration half way down the stem. It stands on a square pedestal, resting on two steps, on a hard concrete floor. The whole stands in an enclosure of about a tenth of an acre with 5 foot high railings and a gate. The dedication is on the north and south sides of the pedestal.

Materials used

Grey Aberdeen granite

Inscription

North side: To live in hearts we / love is not to die. South side: Erected / at the end of the / Great European War / 1914-1919 / in memory of the men from / Eaglescliffe and Preston / who gave their lives in a / just cause. Greater love hath no man than this, / that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Names

Cost

£1,027

How money was raised

Public subscription.

Present condition

Restored 2005

Notes

1. At the unveiling, £727 had been raised, but a further £300 was needed. The Chairman agreed to double his subscription to £100 if others were also prepared to help.

2. The gate of the railings around the area is locked and this must be the only monument to which direct access is not possible. It seems not to be used.

3. The park was refurbished in 2004 with new brick paths and new benches, the paving round the cross was renewed along with the railings. This did not include recutting the lettering on the memorial, which is hard to read.

4. At the time of the Great War, there were approx. 2,000 people in the area, of whom 38 fell.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine

Darlington & Stockton Times 02/10/1920

Stockton & Teesside Herald 20/03/1919 page 2 reports the meeting where the decision to erect a memorial costing £1000 was made; 02/10/1920

Northern Echo 27/09/1920 reports unveiling;

Illustrated Chronicle 27/09/1920 carries photos.

Evening Gazette 26/09/2005 reports rededication.

Source of quotation
“To live in hearts we love . . .” (Should be "To live on in hearts") Hallowed ground. Thomas Campbell. 1777-1884
“Greater love hath no man . . .” : St. John 15 v 13

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; R. Henderson, Billingham; Tony Harding

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Denis Rigg. Contact: denisrrigg@gmail.com

Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Road junction (E72.01)

 
EAGLESCLIFFE      Road junction 

    

    
Front Face: Upper Panel

    
   ERECTED
   at the end of the
   GREAT EUROPEAN WAR
   (1914-1919).
   in memory of the men
   from
   Eaglescliffe and Preston
   who gave their lives in
   a just cause.

    
   “Greater love hath no man
                      than this.”
----------------------------------------------------
Side (right Face); Upper Panel

    
   Arrowsmith, J.      Capt.       6th D.L.I.
   Dobson, A.            “         Aus. Infty.
   Sadler, G.G.          “         3rd Drag. Gds.  
   Braithwaite, A.     Lieut.      R.A.F.
   Hoggett, F.R.         “         Q.R.W.S. Regt.
   John, I.G.            “         S. Wales Bds.
   Scott, R.             “         R.A.F.
   Atkinson, B.        Sergt. Maj. 4th Yorks.
   Atkinson, F.        Sergt.      2nd D.L.I.
   Simpson, P.           “         4th Yorks.
   Verrill, T.V.         “         9th K.O.Y.L.I.
   Grey, G.E.          Corpl.      4th Yorks.
   Howe, H.              “         R.F.A.
   Cockshott, P.J.     L.Corpl.    Oxford and Bucks.
   Marston, H.H.         “         4th Yorks.
   Sawbridge, T.         “         2/4 Yorks and Lancs.
   Walls, A.             “         M.G.C.
   Butters, T. (D.C.M.)Pte.        4th N.F.  
   Bray, F.              “         1st Gordons.
   Dealtry, T.           “         5th D.L.I.
----------------------------------------------------
Side (left) Face: Upper Panel

    
   Dawson, G.F.R.      Pte.        22nd D.L.I.
   Dealtry, E.           “         8th Yorks.
   Hubbert, A.           “         4th Yorks.
   Henderson, R.T.       “         17th N.F.
   Johnson, V.           “         A.S.C.
   Marley, W.            “         2/4th Dorsets.
   Marshall, F.          “         9th H.L.I.
   Okey, W.            Signl.      Royal Scots.
   Overfield, D.       Pte.        15th D.L.I.
   Porritt, G.R.         “         2/6 Notts and Derby.
   Peat, G.            Signl.      N.Z.F.
   Vickers, J.         Sap.        R.E.
   Wilkinson, T.       Pte.        6th D.L.I.
   Wilson, J.A.          “         10th D.L.I.
   Wood, W.            L-Cpl.      6th K.O.Y.L.I.
   Flower, J.          Gnr.        R.F.A.
   Davison, W.E.       Engr.       Mer. Ser.
   Todd, W.              “          “    “
----------------------------------------------------
Back: Upper Panel

    
   “To Live in hearts we leave
   behind is not to die.”
----------------------------------------------------
Front Face: Lower Panel

    
   Roll of Honour
   2nd World War,
   (1939-1945)
----------------------------------------------------
Side (right) Face: Lower Panel

    
   Pte. Dunn, E.         Pte. Blench, W.
   Pte. Clapham, F.J.    Cpl. Bootland, J.T.
   2nd. Lt. Prudom, P.   F/Sgt. Trenholme, H.
   2nd. Eng. Burns, F.L. Gdmn. Brownlee, J.
   Flt. Sgt. Mason, G.M. Major Treghman, R. M.C.
   Drvr. Marshall, S.    Pte. Betty E. Precious.
----------------------------------------------------
Side (left) Face: Lower Panel

    
   Sgt. Dobson J.M.       Sgt. Hathaway, T.S.
   D/Hd. Dunham, D.V.     L.A.C. Langhorn. K.W.
   Flt. Sgt. Elders, G.S. A/B. Wilson, S.
   Sgt. Woodhouse, J.     Sub Lt. Waddington, P.

    
         Tpr. Guy, K. (Malaya, 1950).
   F/O Moore, D.C.
NamesE72.01      

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