Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: C.N. Dallison


Plaque 1914-18 Presbyterian





Map ref

NY 933640

Original Location

English Presbyterian Church, Battle Hill

Present Location

St.Aidan's U.R. Church.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 2nd January 1921 by Col. E.P.A. Riddell, C.M.G., D.S.O.

Memorial Description

Plaque 98.5cm x 61cm wide. There is a simple patterned border around the edge. The names are in a single column in raised Roman capitals, "To the Glory of God" is in Gothic script, and "Their Name Liveth for Evermore" is in italic capitals.

Materials used



To the glory of God / and in Honoured memory / of those of this congregation / who gave their lives in the / Great War 1914-1919.
"Their Name Liveth for Evermore".


Who commissioned


How money was raised

Contributions to War Memorial Tablet Fund. The gift of Mrs. David Low, a prominent member of the church, as a thanksgiving on the conclusion of the war.


1. The fund was started by the use of £3 which was left over from the Soldiers Comforts Fund.

2. When the Presbyterian Church closed, the plaque was removed to the church hall of St. Aidan's United Reformed Church, Hencotes, which was used as a church until 1959 before it became a permanent church, rededicated in 1960.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: C.N. Dallison

Hexham Courant 31/01/1920 gives a report of the AGM when the proposal to erect the monument was made.

Illustrated Chronicle 03/01/1921 reports unveiling

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 08/01/1921 reports unveiling.

Haltwhistle Echo 07/01/1921 reports unveiling.

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

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

The late Ken and Dorothy Southern; Colin Dallison; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

Alan Grint has researched the names on the Hexham memorials in his book The Faith and Fire Within, 2006, Ergo Press ISBN 0955275814 Contact:-Cogito books 01434 602555

Plaque 1914-18 Presbyterian (H51.13)

HEXHAM, Presbyterian Church.
   To the Glory of God
   and in honoured memory
   of those of this Congregation
   who gave their lives in the
   Great War 1914-1919
   Sec. Lieut. Arthur Davison, A.I.F.
   Sec. Lieut. Drew Little, 9th D.L.I.
   Sec. Lieut. John McIntosh, 5th Northumb. Fus.
   Sec. Lieut. Frank Oswald Mail, R.F.A.
   Flt. Lieut. T.A. Urwin, R.A.F.
   Cpl. Hugh Brown, 15th Lanc. Fus.
   L/Cpl. John W. Archer, P.O. Rifles, Lond. Regt.
   Pte. Wm. Baird, M.M., 7th Seaforth Highlanders.
   Spr. Ernest Batey, R.E. 
   Spr. John E. Bruntlett, R.F.A.
   Pte. Malcolm Conkleton, K.O.Y.L.I.
   Pte. Charles W. Conkleton, West Yorks.
   Pte. Geo. Pearson, 4th Northumb. Fus.
   Pte. Joseph William Robinson, A.I.F.
   Pte. Frank Robson, 16th Northumb. Fus.
   Pte. Cuthbert Smith, Gordon Highlanders.
   Charles Guthrie, Mech. Y.M.C.A.
   "Their Name Liveth For Evermore".

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