Memorial Details

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Photo: J. Brown

Memorial

Plaque 1914-18 Wesleyan Methodist

Reference

G15.01

Place

GREAT WHITTINGTON

Map ref

NZ 005709

Original Location

In Wesleyan Chapel

Present Location

The chapel is now a private house.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled January 24th 1920 by Lt. Col. J.R. Robb.

Memorial Description

Plaque, approx. 4 feet high x 2 feet wide, with arched top and two narrow side panels. In the arched top is a laurel wreath carved in half relief, with the words "Pro Deo" incised above it. On the main centre panel, the dedication is set above the names. The names are incised individually on their own carved scrolls. All lettering is carved in Roman capitals and gilded.

Materials used

Fumed oak

Inscription

Pro Deo. / In memory / of the men who / gave their lives / for their King and / Country in the / Great War 1914-1919.

Names

Who commissioned

Great Whittington Wesleyan Chapel.

Present condition

Basically sound, but there is some damage.

Notes

1. The memorial was rescued from the house when it was being converted, and it was almost thrown out. In 1993 it was in the possession of Mrs. Mary Wood in the village.

2. It is hoped to have the memorial erected in the Village Hall or, failing that, in some local church.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown

Hexham Courant 07/02/1920 gives details of the unveiling ceremony.

Newcastle Daily Journal 30/01/1920 reports unveiling.

Research acknowledgements

C.N. Dallison; Michael Newrick; Mrs. Mary Wood, Great Whittington; Janet Brown

Research In Progress

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Plaque 1914-18 Wesleyan Methodist (G15.01)

 
GREAT WHITTINGTON, Wesleyan Chapel.
  
   Pro Deo.
  
   In memory
   of the men who
   gave their lives
   for their King and
   Country in the
   Great War 1914-1919
  
   Sert. T. Scott,  M.M.  aged 24.
   Pte.  F. Charlton,     aged 20.
   Pte. J.L. Longstaff,   aged 19.
   Pte. J. Robson,        aged 35.
   Pte. J. Wilkinson,     aged 35.
NamesG15.01

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