Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 St. James' Churchyard





Map ref

NU 164202

Original Location

St. James' Churchyard.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 8th May 1921 by Prof. R.C. Bosanquet of Rock Hall. Dedicated by Rev. W.R. Fairclough, Vicar.

Memorial Description

Cross of Celtic type 2.59m (8 feet 6 inches) high on a base 91 cm x 68 cm. The dedication and names from 1914-18 are incised on the front face of the pedestal and painted black. The single name from 1939-45 is incised and painted black on the right hand side. All lettering is in sans serif capitals.

Materials used



a. To the glory of God / and in honoured memory / of the men from this Parish / who fell in the Great War / 1914-1918
b. 1939-1945


How money was raised

Freewill offering.

Present condition


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Thomas Watson & Sons, Alnwick.


1. It had been proposed to unveil the monument in January, but was postponed "to escape wintry conditions".

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Janet Brown; Tony Harding; P. Thirkell

Alnwick & County Gazette 20/03/1920 contains proposals to erect a granite monument; 07/05/1921 carries advertisement of unveiling; 14/05/1921 reports unveiling.

Alnwick Gazette Almanack 1916 carries portrait of Pte. Robert Nicholson, killed in action.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 14/05/1921 reports unveiling.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

P. Thirkell; George and Janet Brown; Tony Harding

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Janet Rice who can be contacted on

Cross 1914-18 1939-45 St. James' Churchyard (S39.01)

SOUTH CHARLTON, St. James' Churchyard.


   To the glory of God
   and in honoured memory
   of the men from this Parish
   who fell in the Great War
   Lancelot Borrell
   Joseph Bowden
   James Henry Nicholson

   "Their Name Liveth for Evermore"

   Sarah Elizabeth

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