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Photo: Muriel Sobo


Plaque 1914-18 Incorporated Law Society





Map ref

NZ 251638

Original Location

Unveiled in the Society’s Library at their premises on Pilgrim Street.

Present Location

Moot Hall, Castle Garth, St.Nicholas Street. On the landing.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 23rd February 1922 by Mr. Justice Bray, senior judge at the present Assizes.

Memorial Description

Roll of Honour on vellum 4 feet high x 3 feet wide set behind glass inside a wood frame. Total width 5 feet four inches high x 5 feet wide . The oak frame is 6 inches deep all round, has classical pilasters at the sides with scrolled top. The main panel is divided into three rectangles divided by a wide floral border in green, white and red. The top rectangle, set horizontally across the top, bears the dedication. The other two panels, set side by side vertically, contains the names. Those of the Society are in the left panel and articled clerks in the right panel; in each case those who died are listed at the top. All writing is in calligraphic script. The dedication is in upper case with gilt capitals.

Materials used

Vellum inside oak frame.


Memorial of the / Newcastle-upon-Tyne Incorporated Law Society / in proud and grateful memory and to the honour of those of its / Members and their Articled Clerks who served in His Majesty's Forces / in the Great War, 1914-1918.


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed and made by Miss Crone of Armstrong College; frame designed by R. Burns Dick and made by Messrs. Hughes and Son.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Muriel Sobo

Illustrated Chronicle 24/02/1922 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 24/02/1922 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Central Library Brief description, (Newspaper cutting relating to Northumberland and Durham, Vol.1, page 30, 1951)

Research acknowledgements

P. Thirkell; the late R.W. Gould; Muriel Sobo; T. Harding; Hall; Staff at Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society

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Plaque 1914-18 Incorporated Law Society (NUT061)

  Memorial of the
  Newcastle-upon-Tyne Incorporated Law Society
  in Proud and Grateful Memory and to the Honour of those of its
  Members and Their Articled Clerks
  who served in His Majesty's Forces
  in the Great War, 1914-1918.
Left hand panel.
  Members of the Society who made the
  Supreme Sacrifice.
  Name                               Unit                                         Rank
  Armstrong, Forster Moore LL.B.     4th Northumberland Howitzer Brigade R.F.A.   Major
  Benson, Harry Laurence.            6th Northumberland Fusiliers Battalion.      2nd Lieutenant.   
  Hill, Maurice Cridland, B.A.       5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.     2nd Lieutenant.
  Levin, Charles Norton.             21st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers      Captain.
  Lisle, Robert Ernest Bentham       8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.         Major
  Lockhart, Henry King, M.A.         Motor Cycle Section, Royal Engineers.        Corporal.
  Mather, Noel Edward.               6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.     2nd Lieutenant.
  Merivale, John William, B.A.       7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers       Captain
  Todd, John George, B.A., LL.B.     24th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers      Captain
  Wilkinson, Charles Leyburn         1st Northumbrian Brigade, R.F.A.             Major, D.S.O.
  Members of the Society who Joined
  His Majesty's Forces.
  Arnott, Spencer Lumsden.           2nd Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Major
  Bell, George Francis.              6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.     Captain.
  Bell, John                         1/8 Battalion, London Reg.                   2nd Lieut.
  Carr-Ellison, Herbert George Carr. N/land Hussars and 2nd Lancers.              Captain
  Carse, Edwin.                      R.F.A.                                       Gunner
  Clayton, Geoffrey Shaw, M.A.       18th Battn. (King's Own) Liverpool Regt.     Lieut.Col. D.S.O.
  Emley, Edwin.                      Royal Air Force                              Captain.
  Gibson, Charles Osborne Provis.BA  4th Battalion. Northumberland Fusiliers      Staff Captain,M.C.
  Gibson, Reginald.                  Northumbrian Divisional R.E.                 Major
  Gover, William Cyril.              R.F.A.                                       2nd Lieutenant.
  Hadaway, Albert Victor Leopold.    4th Battalion D.L.I. and Machine Gun Corps.  Lieutenant.
  Harker, John                       22nd Battlion, Northumberland Fusiliers.     Lieutenant.
  Henderson, Ernest C.               21st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.     Lieutenant,M.C.
  Hobson, James Falshaw, M.A.        8th Battalion D.F.I.                         Captain, M.C.
  Hudson, Ernest Walter.             1st Northumbrian Brigade, R.F.A.             Lieutenant.
  Johnson, George                    Royal Air Force.                             Captain.   
  Lambert, Francis John.             9th Battalion D.L.I.                         Captain.
  Lambert, Norman Foster.            9th Battalion, D.L.I.                        Captain.
  Lambert, Thomas.                   9th Battalion, D.L.I.                        2nd Lieutenant.
  McConnell, George                  Tyne Electrical Engineers, R.E.              2nd Lieutenant.
  MacIlvenna, John.                  Royal Army Veterinary Corps.                 Major, O.B.E.
  McCreath, Henry Gourley Crichton   The K.O.S. Borderers.                        Captain.   
  Miller, Arthur Edward.             R.G.A.                                       Captain.
  Millons, George Hogg.              No.151 Protection Coy., Royal Defence Corps. Captain.
  Newcombe, Frederick Heath.         R.F.A.                                       Gunner.
  Nicholson, Robert William.         6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.     Captain.
  Penman, Lancelot Tulip, B.A.       23rd Provl. Battalion, D.L.I.                2nd Lieutenant.
  Poyser, Charles Langford.          Royal Garrison Artillery.                    Lieutenant.
  Pybus, Hugh.                       1st Northumbrian Brigade, R.F.A.             Major.
  Pybus, John Milburn.               Royal Army Service Corps.                    Captain.
  Roberts, Hugh Oliver.              20th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.               Captain.
  Rogers, Alfred Denis Strickland.   6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.     Major.
  Snagg, Bertram Cecil Keith.        Royal Marines.                               Captain.
  Southern, Norman, M.A., LL.B.      1st Northumbrian Brigade, R.F.A.             Major, M.C.
  Stafford, Hubert Langley.          5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.     Captain.
  Stewart, Robert Strother, MA,BCL.  Tynemouth R.G.A.                             Captain
  Sutherland, John James.            Royal Fusiliers.                             Lance-Corporal.
  Syms, Frederick Noble.             5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Captain.
  Temperley, Robert, M.A., D.L.      1st and 2nd Tyneside Battalions, N.F.        Major.
  Thompson, A. Brodrick, B.A.        6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Captain.
  Todd, Stanley Metcalfe.            Royal Garrison Artillery.                    Captain.
  Turnbull, John.                    8th Battalion Durham light Infantry.         Lieut.-Colonel 
                                                                                  C.M.G., V.D.
  Watson, Robert.                    1es Essex R.G.A.                             2nd Lieutenant.
  Wilkinson, George Edward, M.A.     6th Battalion N.F. attached M.G.C.           Major M.C.
  White, Thomas Humble.              1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.       Lance-Corporal.
  Youll, William Chartres.           Northumberland Fusiliers.                    Lieutenant.
Right hand panel

   Articled Clerks of Members who made the
   Supreme Sacrifice.
  Name                               Unit                                         Rank
  Byrne, Louis Frederick.            Tyneside Irish, Northumberland Fusiliers.    Lieutenant.
  Dagget, Cedric Hunton.             Northumberland Fusiliers.                    Captain, M.C.
  Forster, William Oxley             8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.         Lieutenant.
  Fox, Cedric Earle.                 Royal Air Force.                             2nd Lieutenant.
  Fryer, James Whaley.               Tyneside Scottish Northumberland Fusiliers.  2nd Lieutenant.
  Marshall, John Woodall.            French Foreign Legion,4th Tyneside Irish NF. Lieutenant M.C.
  Moore, Edward Hayden.              3rd Battalion Yorks. and Lancs. Regiment.    Lieutenant 
                                                                                  (Temporary Captain).
  Morrison, William Alexander Russell King's Royal Rifles.                        Private.
  Pinnington, Victor.                Tyneside Scottish, Northumberland Fusiliers. 2nd Lieutenant.
  Pybus, Harold Robert.              4th Battalion, Durham light Infantry.        Lieutenant.
  Shaw, Francis Joseph Marshall.     1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters.            Lieutenant.
  Stewart, Vivian Forster.           Royal Air Force.                             2nd Lieutenant.
  Telford, Hilton Robert.            Northumberland Fusiliers.                    Lieutenant.
  Articled Clerks of Members who joined
   His Majesty's Forces.
  Adams, William                     Army Pay Office.                             Corporal.
  Catnach, Charles Burney.           Royal Air Force.                             2nd Lieutenant.
  Charlesworth, John.                8th Battalion Manchester Regiment.           Lieutenant.
  Corder, Clive Shewell.             Durham Univ. O.T.C.                          Cadet.
  Cruddas, A. Leslie                 D.L.I.                                       Lieutenant.
  Dickinson, Arnold Victor.          D.L.I.                                       Lieutenant.
  Dixon, Clive.                      Royal Field Artillery.                       Cadet.
  Fletcher, Frank Castle, BA.,LL.B.  Royal Army Medical Corps.                    Lieutenant.
  Fry, Theodore Penrose, BA,LL.B.    5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.         Lieutenant.
  Gill, Claude Arundel.              16th Battalion D.L.I.                        Captain.
  Maddison, Lionel Cuthbert.         1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers,
                                     attached to Machine Gun Corps.               Lieutenant.
  McLaren, Francis Malcolm.          6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Captain.
  Morpeth, Stanley.                  Northumberland Fusiliers (Died a Prisoner)   2nd Lieutenant.
  Nicholson, Geoffrey.               4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Lieutenant.
  Nixon, Ernest, B.A.                7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Captain.
  Rayner, John William.              1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Captain.
  Roberts, Alan Dixon, B.A., LL.B.   Welsh Regiment.                              Captain, M.C.
  Robson, Norwood Spottiswood.       Northumberland Fusiliers.                    Lieutenant.
  Rose, Donald Hoult.                Royal Naval Reserve.                         Warrant Officer.
  Silburn, Horace.                   Army Service Corps.                          Lieutenant.
  Smith, Vivian.                     Royal Air Force.                             Lieutenant.
  Spark, Alfred.                     Royal Field Artillery.                       Captain.
  Swan, John Harold.                 5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Captain, M.C.
  Swinburne, Hugh Leslie.            4th Battalion Durham light Infantry.      
                                     attached Royal Air Force.                    Lieutenant.
  Temperley, Clifford James.         Royal Air Force.                             Lieutenant.
  Thompson, Alexander.               6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.      Lieutenant.
  Weidner, F.                        Royal Engineers.                             Sergeant.
  Wilson, Graham.                    R.N.V.R.                                     Sub-Lieutenant.
  Woolf, Alexander Susman.           31st Division Northumbrian Cyclists Company. Lieutenant.
  Younger, Vernon.                   Royal Garrison Artillery.                    2nd Lieutenant.

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