Memorial Details

Photo: James Pasby


Plaque 1914-18 Methodist





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Original Location

Methodist Church

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled March 1920 by Mrs. E. Kenmir of Spennymoor.

Memorial Description

Plaque 20 inches high x 26 inches wide mounted on a pattress. There is a single line border which ends in a fleur-de-lys type of design in each corner. The names are listed in two columns divided by a vertical line. Lettering is elaborate capitals.

Materials used

Brass plaque on dark oak pattress.


This tablet was erected / in grateful memory / of those men of this church who fell in action / in the Great War 1914-1918.
Greater love hath no man than this.



1. About 36 soldiers were entertained to a Welcome Home free supper and a concert the night before the unveiling.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; James Pasby

Auckland and County Gazette 01/04/1920 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation
“Greater love hath no man . . .” St. John 15 v 13

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Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

Jim and John Grainger are creating an archive of information about each person named on the local War Memorials and would like to hear from anyone with stories, photographs or memorabilia. Contact:-

Plaque 1914-18 Methodist (T60.01)



   This tablet was erected 
   in grateful memory 
   of those men of this church who fell in action 
   in the Great War 1914-1918 
   Craig A.W.           Hodgson T.
   Edwards Ricd.        Moore E.   
   Edwards Robt.        Nicholl A.
   Elves Fred.          Rhymer E.   
   Elves R.             Snowball T.
   “Greater love hath no man than this” 
The Auckland and County Gazette expands on the names:
   Alec W. Craig        Thomas Hodgson
   Richard Edwards      Ernest Moore
   Frederick Elves      Albert Nichol 
   Richard Elves        Edwin Rhymer
                        Thomas Snowball  
   The name of Robert Edwards is not included.

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story