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Pulpit 1914-18 Christ Church





Map ref

NZ 353686

Original Location

Christ Church, Preston Road / Albion Road.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 21st April 1921 by Rev. Canon Crawhall, D.S.O.

Memorial Description

Pulpit, octagonal, approx. 2.02m high and 1.35m in diameter. Four panels bear an inscription and the 41 names of the fallen. The names are incised in Roman capitals.

Materials used

English oak


To the / Glory of God / and in / memory / of / members / of our / congregation / who gave / their lives / in / the Great War / 1914-1919



200 ("This amount will easily be raised; indeed it will probably be given by the relatives of our slain")

How money was raised

Public subscription

Present condition


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Messrs. Hedley Bros of Newcastle
Designed by Messrs. Hicks and Charlwood of Newcastle


1. The Letter of Appeal also says that they wished to raised a further 2,000 for the reconstruction of the organ.

2. The names had been restricted to those who were members of the congregation before they joined up.

3. "The Scoutmaster, Mr. G.N. Hartley, on behalf of the Scouts and in remembrance of Scoutmaster Captain Capt. Dryden and Scouts Ball, L. de la Cherois and Mummery, placed a large laurel wreath upon the pulpit.." Shields Daily News 22/04/1921

4. Analysis of the names shows amongst them 10 members of the Vicar's Bible Class; the organist and 2 choirmen; 2 bell -ringers; the Scoutmaster and 3 Scouts; the first and last to die were both day-school teachers; 1 who died as German P.O.W.; 5 who died after the Armistice; 1 whose parents received news of his death while the bells were ringing in the Peace. Army, Navy, Merchant Navy and R.A.F. were all represented. The list also includes a father and son, two brothers and two brothers-in-law. (Shields Daily News 25/04/1921 Editorial).

5. Mrs. And Mrs. S.L. Robson are reported as offering to pay for the pulpit as a thank offering for the safe return of their son.

6. The Church Restoration Committee suggested that the restoration of the organ would be a good project, costing 1,700.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Janet Brown

Whitley Bay Observer 28/11/1919 reports proposal to restore the organ

Illustrated Chronicle 31/05/1920 reports that the pulpit would be paid for by Mr. and Mrs. L. Robson; 22/04/1921 reports unveiling

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 05/06/1920 reports donation by Mr. & Mrs. Robson.

Shields Daily News 22/04/1921 reports the unveiling ceremony.

North Tyneside Local Studies Letter of appeal for funds.

Newcastle Diocesan records: Faculty No.729, 15/02/1919

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

The late R.W. Gould; Michael Scott, N. Shields; North Tyneside Local Studies Library; Janet Brown; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

The names on the North Shields memorials are being researched by the Tynemouth WW1 group. Contact

Pulpit 1914-18 Christ Church (N34.08)

NORTH SHIELDS, Christ Church.


First panel:

   To the
   Glory of God
   and in
   honoured memory
   of our
   who gave
   their lives
   the Great War
Second panel                 Third panel
   Edward Atkinson             George Hall                       
   George F. Ball              Geo. Ed. Halvorsen
   Eustace S. Bavidge          Wm. Henry Herring                 
   Nevill Brook                John Tom Hogg
   Osmond Brown                Rd. H.A. Howe-Potts               
   Harry Brunton               John R. Jackson
   Jacob Brunton               Geo. Lloyd Kent                 
   Thomas T. Buglass           Norman Lakey
   William Coats               Wm. Harold Mould                  
   Sidney Cockburn             John Mummery
   Harry E. Cosans             Herbert J. Marshall               
   Jno. Wm. Dent Cozens        Fred Osbon
   Wm. Ramsay Dalziel          Geo. Robert Potter                
   George S. de la Cherois     Leslie H. Proctor 
   Louis de la Cherois         Joseph Ray                        
   Thomas Dickinson            Irvin Reed 
   Norman McL. Dryden          Wm. E. Robinson                   
   David A. Fargie             Richard Trayhurn 
   Jacob Garson                Wm. J. Trayhurn-Dee               
   Joseph W. Haynes            Fredk. Arthur Venus 
                               David S. Wallace                  

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