Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: David Petrie


Plaque 1914-18 School





Map ref

NZ 117646

Original Location

North Wylam Council School. In the Hall.

Present Location

The school is now the Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace / The Dene.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

24th September 1920, and unveiled 8th October 1920 by Miss Atkinson, West House, Wylam.

Memorial Description

Plaque, 24½ inches high x 16 inches wide mounted on wood pattress 28 inches high x 19½ inches wide and fixed to wall. There is a border pattern of leaves culminating at each corner with a roundel containing a Tudor rose in red.
The names are listed in two columns divided by a single vertical line. All lettering is in Roman capitals.
The words "Pro Patria" at the foot are in Gothic upper and lower case.

Materials used

Brass in wood frame.


In memory of / the pupils of this school / who fell in the Great War / 1914-1918.
Pro Patria


Who commissioned

"Subscribers to the Peace Celebration Fund"

How money was raised

Public subscription

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Edward H. Thew.


1. The school operated from 1910 to 1974.

2. The headmaster, Mr. R. Brady, said that, in view of the fact that he would be retiring the following year, he was very pleased to see that this project had been completed.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Wylam School Log Book, entries for 24/09/1920 and 08/10/1920 (P.R.B. Brooks)

Alnwick & County Gazette 16/10/1920 reports unveiling.

Illustrated Chronicle 09/10/1920 reports unveiling.

Hexham Weekly News 15/10/1920 briefly reports unveiling.

Source of quotation
“Pro patria” ("For country").

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Philip R.B. Brooks; J. Brown; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

The names for 1914-18 are being researched by Aubrey Smith, Philip Brooks and Roy Koerner. Contact:

Plaque 1914-18 School (W73.03)

WYLAM, School
   In memory of 
   the pupils of this school  
   who fell in the Great War 
   John E. Adams       Jos. E. McCarthy
   Joseph F. Appleby   Frank McKenna
   Oswin G. Appleby    Joseph Milburn
   Fred Bean           Joseph Pattinson
   Charles Dodd        Charles Springett
   Frederick Dunn      Henry Turnbull
   William Forster     Robert Turnbull
   Jacob Irwin         Fred. H. Wright
   Fredk. Johnston     William W. Wild
   Fredk. Leathard     William Wrightson
   William Macaulay
   "Pro Patria" 
The Newcastle Daily Chronicle has some variations of the names:
   J.E. Appleby instead of Joseph F. Appleby  
   C.E. Appleby instead of Oswin G. Appleby
   C. Dodds instead of Charles Dodd
   F. Johnson instead of F. Johnston
   J.E. McCartney instead of J.E. McCarthy
   J.H. Wright instead of Fred. H. Wright
   W.H. Wild instead of William W. Wild

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