Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside





Map ref

NT 896474

Original Location

Church Lane / Pedwell Way

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated ?30th May 1919

Memorial Description

Cross of St.Cuthbert type, measuring 117cm x 37cm at base, approx. 5m tall, tapering towards the top, and decorated on one side only with carved plaited string design in the top panels of the shaft. It stands on a two-stepped pedestal, both steps having curved corners. The lettering is raised to stand proud, and is in the lower panels on the shaft, and also on the front of the pedestal. The whole stands in a small gravelled area with iron fence surrounding it.
A lifesized outline of a soldier now stands in front.

Materials used



a. Erected in memory / of Officers, NCOs and / Men of Norham who / fell in the war of / 1914-1918
Lest We Forget
"Those who laid down their / lives that we might live"


Ownership and maintenance

Ownership Uncertain. Maintained by Norham Parish Council


1. There was formerly in the church a typed list entitled "War Casualties: additional information gleaned from family headstones". It seems to have disappeared.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown

Morpeth County Library Postcard collection

Northern Echo 31/05/1919 reports dedication.

Source of quotation
“Lest we Forget” Recessional Rudyard Kipling.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Janet Brown; Philip Thirkell; Berwick upon Tweed Town Council; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

Coldstream and District Local History Society are researching the names on this memorial. Contact:

Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside (N27.04)

NORHAM, At Church gate.
  Erected in memory 
  of Officers NCOs and
  Men of Norham who
  fell in the war of 
  F. Gartside Tippinge,
            Royal Flying Corps
  2nd Lt.   Anthony T. Nichol N.F.
  Corpls    David C. Malcolm 
            Welsh Guards
  “         Thomas Quin N.F.
  Lc.Cp.    James D. Malcolm N.F.
    "       John Todd K.O.S.B.
  Gr.       William Turnbull R.F.A.
  Privates  David Cowe, N.F.
            Thomas Strother, N.F.
            William Muckle, N.F.
            Robert Quin, N.F.
            John Robertson, N.F.
            Robert Smith, N.F.
            T.M. Waugh, N.F.
            George Wharton, N.F.
            D. Ross Burns, W. Ridings.
            Thomas Neilans, D.L.I.
            Walter Darling, Cheshires.
            James Foreman, K.O.S.B.
            Thomas Robertson, K.O.S.B.
            William Sanderson, K.O.S.B.
            James Lawrie Labour Bn.
            Peter Richardson E.Y.
  F/O    John D. Johnston RAF.
  P.O.   John W. Guthrie R.N.
  A.B.A. Hubert M. Bruce R.N.
  A.B.   John Davidson R.N.
  A.B.   Adam A. Wharton R.N.
  Mne.   John W. Smith, R.M.
  Sgt.   William Murray R.N.F.
  Cpl.   John Weatherburn R.N.F.
  Fus.   Richard Elliot R.N.F.
  Fus.   Thomas Wait R.N.F.
  Fus.   William Wait R.N.F.
On top of pedestal

  Pte.   Berte R. Nisbet K.O.S.B.
  "Those who laid down their
   lives that we might live".
  Note: The name of Berte E. Nisbet 
  is in an exposed position and weathered.
  His name is on the St Cuthbert Church 
  Roll of Honour for 1939-45.(N27.01)

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