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Plaque 1914-18 Howdon Yard

Reference

H77.02

Place

HOWDON ON TYNE

Map ref

NZ 330662

Original Location

Howdon Yard

Present Location

In store at the Tyne Commissioners’ Office, South Shields.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 1st August 1922 by Mr. Arthur Scholefield, Chairman of the Tyne Improvement Commission

Memorial Description

Plaque in deep wood frame, approx. 30 ins high x 24 ins. wide, and shallow domed top. There is a border of leaves. At centre top is a St. Andrew’s cross surmounted by a crown and with the dates “1914” and “1918” on either side. The names are listed in a single column. The lettering is incised using Roman capitals for the dedication, sans serif capitals for the names, and Roman lower case at the bottom for details of the erection.
The deep wood frame originally accommodated a glass front to it.

Materials used

Brass in wood frame.

Inscription

1914-1918 / To the glory of God / and / in never fading memory of / our heroic comrades / who laid down their lives / for God and Country / in the Great European War.Erected by the Officials and Workmen / of the Tyne Improvement Commission / Howdon Yard Department.

Names

Who commissioned

Howdon Yard

Present condition

Good

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: C. Sanders

Shields Daily News 01/08/1922 reports the unveiling.

Northern Echo 03/08/1922 reports unveiling.

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Research acknowledgements

The late R.W. Gould; C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall; D. Graham (Estates Surveyor, Tyne Improvement Commission)

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Plaque 1914-18 Howdon Yard (H77.02)

 
HOWDON on Tyne.  Howdon Yard.

    

    
   1914-1918 
   To the glory of God 
   and 
   in never ending memory of 
   our heroic comrades 
   who laid down their lives 
   for God and Country 
   in the Great European War.
   
   Corpl. Neal Cowie, Royal Field Artillery
   Lce.Cpl. Albert E. Aggett, Northumberland Fus.
   Pte. William P. Cummins, Northumberland Fus.
   Pte. Philip Charles Charlton, Durham Light Inf.
   Pte. Andrew W. Morton, Durham Light Infantry
   Pte. James Taylor, Durham Light Infantry
   Pte. James Joyner, Army Service Corps
   A.B. James Graham, H.M.S. Queen Mary

    
   Erected by the Officials and Workmen 
   of the Tyne Improvement Commission 
   Howdon Yard Department
NameH77.02

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