Memorial Details

Photo: Dorothy Hall


Obelisk 1914-18 1939-45 St. Cuthbert's Churchyard





Map ref

NZ 165283

Original Location

St. Cuthbert’s Church, Church Street. In the churchyard

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled August 1920 by Sir Arthur Pearse, Bart.
b. Unveiled 11th November 1947 by Cllr. T.E. Thompson, Chairman of Etherley Parish Council.

Memorial Description

Obelisk on a pedestal 4 feet high x 2 feet 6 inches sq. on two steps 1 foot high x 3 feet square and 1 foot 3 inches high x 4 feet square, total height 14 feet. There is some moulding.

The dedication and names are in lead lettering. Those for 1914-18 are in unusual format, listed alphabetically, but in lines of one, two or three names, in no set pattern. Those for 1939-45 are in a single column, with two further names on the riser of the step below.

The whole is set inside a stone kerb, the railings from which have gone.

Materials used

Grey marble on freestone base.


a. Victory Through Sacrifice
In Honour / and to the memory of / the men of / Etherley, Toft Hill, / Morley and Windmill / who gave their lives for / their country / in the great European War / 1914 - 1918 Their name liveth for evermore
b. 1939-1945



a. £170

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Mr. W. Allison, Bishop Auckland.


1, The name "Tarren" is spelled "Tarran" in the CWGC entry.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; Simon Raine; Peter Walker; Dorothy Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times 14/08/1920

Auckland and County Chronicle 12/08/1920 reports unveiling.

Northern Echo 10/08/1920 reports unveiling.

Northern Despatch 11/11/1947 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation
“Their name liveth for evermore” : Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; John and Mavis Dixon; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Dorothy Hall; Peter Walker

Research In Progress

Kevin Richardson is researching the names on this memorial Contact:

Obelisk 1914-18 1939-45 St. Cuthbert's Churchyard (H127.01)

HIGH ETHERLEY      St. Cuthbert’s Churchyard
   “Victory Through Sacrifice”
   In Honour
   and to the memory of
   the men of
   Etherley, Toft Hill,
   Morley, and Windmill,
   who gave their lives for
   their country
   in the Great European War
   1914 - 1918
On side   
   T.A. Alderson.
   D. Baister.  J. Bainbridge.
   F. Brunskill.
   A. Craddock.  J.A. Caile.  J. Clark.
   J.R. Featherstone. W. Featherstone.
   F. Gaskin.  W. Greaveson.
   A. Hardy.  J.C. Harrison.  H.R. Hall.
   J.A. Hodgson.  G.B. Hodgson.
   G. Hobson.
   W.A. Moses.  W. Million.
   T.G. Reed.  J.C. Richards.  O. Rushford.
   A. Sams.  F. Tasy.
   R. Wilson.  J. Williams.
   Their name liveth for evermore
On rear
   1939 - 45
   W.G. Arkless.
   W.A. Dent.
   F. Etherington.
   C. Graham.
   H. Greavison.
   W. Guy.
   J.R. Hampson.
   S. Holmes. 
   M. Maddison. 
   H. Millington.
   R. Naisbitt.
   C.S. Southcombe.
   F.R. Starling. 
   J.G. Tallentire. 
   G. Tarren. 
   W. Wright. 
   R. Young.
On riser below    
   W. Sanders. 
   H. Smith.
Auckland County Chronicle has
   C. Hopson instead of G. Hobson
   J.C. Richardson instead of J.C. Richards
   O. Rusford instead of O. Rushford.

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Parish Notes

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