Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Janet Brown


Reredos 1914-18 1939-45 St. Mary





Map ref

NT 992280

Original Location

St. Mary's Church, Church Street.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 21st October 1923 by Major J.G.G. Rae of Berrington, dedicated by the Bishop of Newcastle.

Memorial Description

Reredos panels. At centre is a niche with gabled top containing a plain gilded cross on three steps. The niche and the two panels on either side have a traceried top. These are for the 1914-18 conflict, and the names are incised and painted gold. The inscription follows the arched shape at the top of each panel, and is in Gothic script.
Four more panels, two on each outer side, slightly lower than the others, have a much plainer curved top, though the lettering has been made to match, and these carry the names for 1939-45.

Materials used

Selected Austrian oak


a. To the Glory of God and / in undying memory of the men of / the Parish of Wooler who gave their lives / in the Great War 1914-19
b. In memory of those who fell / in the Second World War 1939-45


How money was raised

Public subscription

Present condition


English Heritage Listing

In Grade II Listed Building

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed and made by Mr. E. Douglas and Mr. R. Douglas of Wooler.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown

Alnwick & County Gazette 03/03/1923 reports 50 still outstanding; a sale of work had raised 80.

Illustrated Chronicle 20/10/1923 carries photo and reports proposed unveiling tomorrow; 22/10/1923 carries a brief mention of the unveiling

Berwick Journal 25/10/1923 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 29/04/1922 reports a fund raising sale of work and concert

Newcastle Daily Chronicle and North Mail 22/10/1923 reports unveiling

Research acknowledgements

J. Brown; P. Thirkell; Dorothy Hall; Colin Wakeling

Research In Progress

Coldstream and District Local History Society are researching the names on this memorial. Contact:
Also Richard Waters who can be contacted on

Reredos 1914-18 1939-45 St. Mary (W68.02)

WOOLER, St. Mary's Church.


To the Glory of God and in undying memory of the men of the parish of Wooler who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919


Panel 3 (1914-18):       Panel 4 (1914-18): 
   William Ainsley          George Geggie                           
   John Aitchison           James Gallon                            
   William M. Beattie       Richard Gallon                          
   John Brodie              Thomas Gordon                           
   Wilson Brown             Henry Gibson                            
   William Cockburn         John Hall                                  
   David Dunbar             John S. Hall                               
   George Dunbar            James Henderson                         
   Thomas Dunn              William Henderson                    
   George W. Elliott        John Hinson                               
   William Elliott          Thomas Hinson                           
   Robert Elliot            Robin Hogg                              
   James Fairbairn          John J. Hume                            
   James Fettis             William Hunter                          
   Thomas Fettis            John S. Jobson                          
Panel 5 (1914-18):       Panel 6 (1914-18): 

   Joseph Knox              A. Norman Robinson
   Richard Leach            Nichol Robson
   George Lee               William Simm
   Percy Lilico             Oswald Skeen
   Joshua Locke             Andrew Smart
   John McEwen              Thomas Smart
   Robert McLauhlin (sic)   John Stothert
   George McQueen           Nichol Thompson
   Thomas Nesbitt           Thomas Thompson
   John Nesbitt             Robert Tocker
   Robert Padley            Peter Waite
   William Pearson          Alexander Whittle
   George Pearson           John Wilson
   James Redpath            Matthew Winchester
   James Riddell            John E. Hunter
Panel 1 (1939-45):        Panel 2 (1939-45): 
 In    memory of those who fell in the Second World War 1939-45 
   J.W. Brewis              N.A. Dey                             
   V.G. Brewis              J.H. Elliot                             
   D.F. Campbell            S.D. Elliot                             
   N. Clarke                T.A. Forster                         
   W.H. Cockburn            H. Green                                
   C. Croser                T.B. Grieve      
   D.H. Dey                 W. Hall       
Panel 7 (1939-45):        Panel 8 (1939-45): 

   In memory of those who fell in the Second World War 1939-45 

   F.O. Heseltine           A. Robinson
   J. Kerr                  C. Scott
   R. Kerr                  G. Scott
   R.W. Lowrey              J. Scott
   H. Murdie                J.W. Smith
   J. Patterson             F. Thompson
   A.E. Richardson          H.C. Williamson

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