Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Simon Raine

Memorial

SGW & Plaque Boyd 1914 Boyd 1917 St. Mary

Reference

W113.03

Place

WEST RAINTON

Map ref

NZ 322468

Original Location

St. Mary’s Church, South Street

Which war

1914-18

Memorial Description

Two stained glass windows, each of a single light. The left hand light depicts St.George, the right hand light depicts St.Andrew.
There is a plaque with plain raised border. In the top left and right hand corners are the badges of the Northumberland Fusiliers and the Black Watch respectively, raised in half relief and coloured.. The dedication is incised and coloured, using Roman capitals throughout.

Materials used

Stone

Inscription

To the glory of God
and in proud and thankful memory of

Left
EDWARD FENWICK BOYD
Lieut. 1st Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
only son of Robert Fenwick & Annie Boyd
Born 13 May 1890
Killed in action at Vailly sur Aisne
20 September 1914

Right
HUGH LENNOX FLEMING BOYD
Captain 1st Batt. The Black Watch
only son of Hugh Fenwick and Elizabeth Boyd
Born 8 February 1891
Killed in action at Passchendaele
18 November 1917

“He asked life of Thee and Thou gavest him a long life, even for ever and ever”.

Names

See above.

Notes

1. For Lieutenant Edward Boyd - See Every Name A Story


2. For Captain H.L.F. Boyd see Every Name A Story

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine

Source of quotation:
“He asked life of Thee . . .” Psalms 21 v4

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Tony Harding

Research In Progress

West Rainton and Leamside Local History Group are researching the names on this memorial. Contact gail.hudson1@sky.com

SGW & Plaque Boyd 1914 Boyd 1917 St. Mary (W113.03)

 
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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story