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NEWMP Memorial Image


Candlesticks 1914-18 Abbey





Map ref

NY 937642

Original Location

Priory and Parish Church of St. Andrew, Market Place. In the Sanctuary

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 24th October 1915 by Canon Sidney Savage

Memorial Description

A pair of standard Candlesticks or Sanctuary Lights, 177cm high x 58cm wide. The stems are fluted and enamelled blue, with gold knobs up each spine. Inscription is in raised sans serif lettering, coloured gold on a blue background.

Materials used

Enamelled pewter


On first:
To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of our valiant / knights who having fought the fight have entered into rest.
On second:
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori 1914-1915


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Artificers' Guild at their premises in Conduit Street, London. Mr. Temple Moore


1. "The candlesticks are for beauty and utility. They are symbolical and they are a touching and tender memorial to all those who from Hexham fell in the Great War 1914.” (The rector, Edwin Sidney Savage, M.A.)

2. The designer, Temple Moore, also designed the 1908 nave of the Abbey.

3. "The Sanctuary Lights themselves are exceedingly handsome speciments of the work of the artist craftsman. Tall and stately in appearance, the colour work is rarely beautiful, and they are a fit adornment of one of the noblest sanctuary settings in the country”. “Electroliers or Gasoliers or Candlesticks might be equally symbolical, but candlesticks were more seemly”.

4. “The person who gave me the names gave me 22, but now I have seen a written record and have found that there are 24”.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C.N. Dallison

Abbey Chronicle March 1974 (photocopy on file)

Hexham Parish Magazine, March 1915, Nov. 1915

Diocese of Newcastle Faculty. None obtained (Abbey Chronicle March 1974)

Hexham Courant, 10/10/1915; 07/09/2001 has article on Joseph Robinson (copy on file)

Canon Sidney Savage (1862-1947): Cleric and Man of Action; David Jennings; 2007; Hexham Local History Society Occasional Publication No.8

Source of quotation
“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” (It is a sweet and noble thing to die for one’s country” ) Horace, Odes Book 3, No.2, 1.13

Research acknowledgements

C.N. Dallison

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

Candlesticks 1914-18 Abbey (H51.29)

HEXHAM   Abbey

   Capt.      Reginald Head,       Border Regt.
   Lieut.     Drew Little,         9th D.L.I.
   Lieut.     Frank Taylor Iveson  14th D.L.I. attached to 5th Manchesters
   Lieut.     J.T. Redpath         K.O.S.B.
   Engineer   E.T. Baty            R.N.R.
              Arthur Patterson     R.M.L.I.
              William Wilson       R.N.
              William Wilkinson    R.N.
   Pte.       J. Thompson          4th N.F.
   “          George Pearson       4th N.F.
   “          John Grierson        4th N.F.
   “          William Donnelly     4th N.F.
   “          John Robson          4th N.F.
   “          J. Cunningham        4th N.F.
   “          George Watson        4th N.F.
   “          F. Riley             4th N.F.
   Drummer    W. Pearson           4th N.F.
   Pte.       J.W. Banks           King’s Royal Rifles
   Pte.       Thomas Pigg          8th N.F.
   Pte.       W. Turnbull          Australian Expeditionary Force
   Pte.       William Robinson     Australian Expeditionary Force
   Sapper     Ernest Batey         Canadian Expeditionary Force
   Lance Cpl. J. Halliday          2nd Gordon Highlanders
              Henry King Lockhart  R.E. accidentally killed in Luton.

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