Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall


Plaque Fallen 1915 St. John





Map ref

NZ 441382

Original Location

In St. Johnís Church (Closed)

Present Location

Moved to Primary School 2014

Which war


Memorial Description

Plaque 4Ĺ inches high x 5Ĺ inches wide, very plain, set on a plain wood pattress. Lettering is in sans serif capitals throughout.

Materials used



In memory of our brethren
in Christ
Alexander Thompson
Laurence Shortridge
------ & ------
Thomas Stephenson Dobson
who died for their country 1915


3 names.
See above


1. This church combined with St. Mary (demolished in 1967).

2. When the church closed, this was moved first to Blackhall St Andrew's then to Hesleden Community Centre. When the Community Centre closed, the plaque was taken into the Primary School.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

The Monumental Brasses of County Durham William Lack, H. Martin Stuchfield and Philip Whittemore 2002 ISBN 095 4327101

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Research acknowledgements

C.Sanders; Dorothy Hall; Barry Bates

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