Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Cemetery





Map ref

NY 723871

Original Location

Cemetery, just inside the gates. The back is to the gate, so that the cross faces into the cemetery.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 9th April 1921

Memorial Description

Cross, decorated, approx. 4m high on base 104 cm x 104 cm., with a wreath raised in half relief between the arms of the cross. Below is a rough pedestal on which is a shield with raised edges which bears the dedication. At the front of the bottom pedestal is a sword raised in half relief. The names are in a single column on the front and two sides. The names from 1939-45 are in a single column on the back. Lettering is incised using sans serif capitals throughout.

Materials used



a. Erected / by public / subscription / in / honoured / memory / of / (names) They sacrificed all for God, / King, and Country. / 1914-1918 "Salute the / glorious dead / who went / out and / returned not".
b. 1939-1945


How money was raised

Public subscription


1. Old photos show that the names for 1939-45 were added below the inscription “Salute the glorious dead” which was part of the 1914-18 dedication.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown; P. Thirkell; old postcard:Tony Harding collection

Hexham Courant 30/10/1920 reports application to erect a 12 feet cross in cemetery.

Illustrated Chronicle 13/04/1921 reports the unveiling “last Saturday”.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 16/04/1921 contains photo of cross unveiled last Saturday.

Hexham Courant 12/04/1996 feature 75 years ago mentions unveiling of memorial.

In Silent Fortitude: In Memory of the Men of the North Tyne Valley who Fell in the Great War; Alan Isaac Grint; 2011; Ergo Press; ISBN 9780955751097

Source of quotation
“Salute the glorious dead . . .” Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemoration on July 21st 1865 James Russell Lowell

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

P. Thirkell; J. Brown; C.N. Dallison; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

Alan Grint researched the WW1 names on this memorial in his book In Silent Fortitude: In Memory of the Men of the North Tyne Valley who Fell in the Great War; 2011; Ergo Press; ISBN 9780955751097: Contact:-Cogito books 01434 602555

Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Cemetery (F6.03)

FALSTONE, Cemetery.
On base of cross 

   by public                              
On front                         Rear

   William Armstrong                "Salute the 
   George Davidson                  glorious dead 
   Christopher Elliott              who went 
   Thomas Forster                   out and
   George Hymers                    returned not".
   James Jobling          
   Roger Robson Potts               1939-1945
   John James Rome                  Andrew Fletcher         
   David Steele                     Hector Inglis
   James Wylie                      Alex Philip Weir
                                    John Lambert Bird
   ---------------                  ---------------
On step below                    On step below

   They sacrificed all for God,     Thomas George Grimwood
   King, and Country.               Edward Fiddler
   1914-1918                        James Telfer Cowan
                                    Raymond Terry
Side                             Side                      

   Frank Armstrong                  Archibald Bell 
   John Darcy                       John Dodd 
   Walter Dodd                      James Ormston Elliott 
   Robert Newton Famelton           Richard E. Harrison 
   John Hymers                      Christopher Inglis 
   David Jackson                    William Little
   William Moscrop                  Matthew Robson 
   David Rolfe                      Walter E. Sisterson 
   Frank Steele                     Thomas Welsh 

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story