Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall

Memorial

Plaque 1939-45 St. Paul

Reference

W111.21

Place

WEST HARTLEPOOL

Map ref

NZ 544113

Original Location

St. Paul’s Church, Grange Road

Which war

1939-45

Memorial Description

Plaque with raised centre top. At centre top is a crossed carved in half relief and gilded. On either side are roundels painted in full colour depicting (left) Royal Navy and (right) the Army. Similar roundels at the bottom depict (left) Royal Air Force, (centre) the English red cross and (right) Merchant Navy. The dedication is at the top, the exhortation in the middle. The names are listed in three columns. All lettering is incised and gilded using Roman capitals.

Materials used

Wood

Inscription

The altar rails in this Church and / this plaque were dedicated to the / glory of God and in memory of those / who gave their lives for us during / the War 1939-1945.
They left all that was dear to them / endured hardship, faced danger and / finally passed out of the sight of men. / Let those who come after see to it / that their names are not forgotten.

Names

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine; Dorothy Hall

Source of quotation
“They left all that was dear . . . : On certificate signed by King George V and issued to all bereaved families.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Tony Harding

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Plaque 1939-45 St. Paul (W111.21)

 
WEST HARTLEPOOL  St. Paul’s Church
  
     The altar rails in this Church and 
     this plaque were dedicated to the 
     glory of God and in memory of those 
     who gave their lives for us during 
     the War 1939-1945.
  
     They left all that was dear to them, 
     endured hardship, faced danger and 
     finally passed out of the sight of men. 
     Let those who come after see to it 
     that their names are not forgotten.
  
     E. Stanley B. Abbey   Arnold W. Gibson      Eric J. Shaw
     Arthur W.A. Airey     William R. Gowland    George P. Sivewright
     Frederick Ansbridge   Joseph Hanover        Alfred Spalding
     J. Kenneth Atkinson   Thomas W. Hardy       James Sparrow
     A. Denis Baird        James H. Hopkins      George W.M. Swallow
     Richard Barker        George H. Hornigold   Thomas E. Tabley
     Charles J. Barker     L. Wilfred R. Linell  John Thompson
     Harry A. Bolton       John Lownie           G. William Walton
     Harry Bromby          Godfrey Mallam        George W.E. Walton
     Richard Coates        John Manson           Frank Waterland
     Norman W. Crowe       Hugh McNeill          Richard T. Williams
     James Davidson        Roy Nelson            Robert Williams
     John M. Dobson        Eric E. Noddings      J. Nurton Wilson
     John G. Egglestone    William B. Richmond   George Witten
     John J. Elsdon        Ronald Roxborough     Harry O. Wright
     William E. Exelby     Joseph Rumble         Ronald Wright
     William C. Fortune    Frederick H. Scott    W. Bernard Young
     Arthur H. Gayford     John Scott            Arthur Smith
NamesW111.21  

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