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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 St. John's Churchyard

Reference

G52.01

Place

GREATHAM

Map ref

NZ492276

Original Location

St. John the Baptist Churchyard, north-east corner. Parish Row, Greatham.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 16th July 1922 by the Archdeacon of Auckland

Memorial Description

Cross of Celtic type in rough stone, total height 9 feet 6 inches, with a sword raised in half relief at the front, almost the length of the cross itself, on tapering shaft on tapering pedestal. The whole stands on a platform approached by five steps from the church path. The dedication is carried on the polished front of the pedestal with the names in two columns. Those for 1939-45 are on the side with the names listed in a single column. Lettering is raised lead.

Materials used

Stone

Inscription

a. To the glory of God / and in grateful memory / of the men of this parish who / gave their lives in the Great War / 1914-1918 “We shall remember them”
b. 1939-45

Names

Cost

£140, inc. plaque in the church.

How money was raised

Public subscription.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine; C. Sanders.

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 17/7/1922 reports unveiling. (Available on The British Newspaper Archive)

Diocese of Durham Faculty 1070, issued 31/5/1922

Source of quotation
“We shall remember them”: Adapted from 'For the Fallen' Lawrence Binyon.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; John and Mavis Dixon

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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 St. John's Churchyard (G52.01)

 
GREATHAM   St. John the Baptist Churchyard 
  
Front face
      
     To the glory of God
     and in grateful memory 
     of the men of this parish who 
     gave their lives in the Great War 
     1914-1918
     Rowland T. Casebourne  John W. Tinkler
     T. Mark Smith          Thomas W. Coltman
     John C. Fleet          John Webster
     Ralph Watson           Arthur Crowe
     Charles Thornton       William H. Foster 
     James C. Plumpton      George Lyon 
     William Young.
     ---------------------------------------------
Side face

    
     1939-45
     W.E. Allison   
     J.L. Armstrong
     W. Dowsing   
     J.W. Fenny
     J.E. Furness
     S. Fleet   
     J. Herbert   
     D. McNally
     E.R. Mitchell   
     R.M. Procter
     T. Thompson   
     R. Thorpe
     D.M. Wilkinson
      “We shall remember them”
NamesG52.01      

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story