Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Plaque 1914-18 Goosehill School





Map ref

NZ 201856

Original Location

Morpeth Council School, Goosehill.

Present Location

The school is now Morpeth First School, Goose Hill.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled Thursday 26th May 1921 by the Chairman of Northumberland County Council Local Education Authority, Alderman A.E. Bell. The Mayor presided with Corporation in attendance.

Memorial Description

Plaque 3 feet 6 inches high x 2 feet 6 inches wide. The surrounding narrow patterned border and various dividing lines are enamelled in red. The words "Pro Patria" are in elaborate lettering. The names are listed in three columns in Roman lower case.

Materials used

Brass mounted on oak.


Pro Patria. / In ever-abiding memory of the old / Scholars of the Corporation School / who fell in the Great War / 1914-18
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends


Who commissioned

School War Memorial Committee

Present condition

Recently restored.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Metallic Engraving co., Pilgrim Street, Newcastle.


1. 500 former pupils had joined up, of whom 81 died.

2. “It will be certain that no war memorial will be half so valuable as one placed in a school, as in addition to its value as a testimony to the brave fellows who laid down their lives, the number of uses to which it can be put for present and future children at the school are both invaluable and endless”.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: J. Brown

Shields Daily News 21/05/1921 reports proposed unveiling

Morpeth Herald 23/01/1920 reports fund raising for proposed memorial and requests information; 02/0/1920 carries a letter requesting help; 21/01/1921 reports funds not coming as was hoped, and publishing a draft list of names; 20/05/1921 reports proposed unveiling; 03/06/1921 reports unveiling ceremony.

Northern Echo 27/05/1921 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation
Greater love hath no man . . .” St.John 15 v 13

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Staff of School; Janet Brown; the late A.H.Tweddle; the late R.W. Gould: Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

The names for 1914-18 are being researched by the Morpeth Antiquarian Society. They are concentrating on the Cenotaph, and are working with the pupils at King Edward VI School on their memorial. Contact Angela Teasdale:

Plaque 1914-18 Goosehill School (M17.02)

MORPETH, Goosehill School.



   In ever abiding memory of the old
   Scholars of the Corporation School
   who fell in the Great War
   Aitken, T.G.        Fram, F.            Purvis, J.H.L.
   Allan, P.           Gair, T.            Reay, W.
   Allen, T.           Glass, W.T.         Rogers, R.
   Appleby, W.P.       Graham, W.A.        Sharp, R.
   Armstrong, J.N.     Green, E.           Shepherd, L.
   Armstrong, E.       Green, G.           Smith, T.
   Arnott, E.          Green, J.           Soulsby, W.R.
   Bates, G.           Green, M.           Stafford, T.
   Blackhall, P.       Grey, G.            Stewart, J.
   Blackhall, W.H.     Grey, J.            Straughan, W.P.
   Bowman, T.          Grey, R.            Swinney, J.H.C.
   Brodie, G.          Hedley, J.          Swinney, N.A.
   Brotherton, G.      Hood, T.            Taylor, E.
   Brown, J.W.         Jamieson, E.        Telford, T.
   Campbell, T.G.      Knight, J.M.        Thompson, J.
   Case, H.            Lawson, E.G.        Trenent, W.M.
   Charlton, W.R.      Lothian, T.         Tweedy, T.
   Clark, J.           Lowes, T.           Walker, R.J.
   Cook, W.            Lowes, R.T.         Wastle, R.R.
   Cooper, R.          Lyons, J.           Waterston, B.
   Corbett, J.         Mackay, A.          Watson, G.
   Coutts, J.A.        Mackay, J.          Watson, M.
   Croyle, J.W.        Marshall, T.        White, A.
   Daglish, R.A.       Matheson, E.        White, R.
   Douglas, G.         May, A.             Whittle, J.
   Dunn, F.            Muckle, W.          Wynn, W.
   Forster, J.         O'Brien, E.         Young, T.
   “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,”
Names M17.02

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