Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Janet Brown


Plaque 1914-18 Church School





Map ref

NT 992280

Original Location

Church School.

Present Location

In St. Mary's Church, Church Street. On the wall of the landing of the stairs at the west end of the church.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled April 1925 by Major Sitwell.

Memorial Description

Plaque, 5 feet high by 4 feet wide. At the top a swag is carved, bearing the dates 1914-1918 standing proud.
There are two carved columns on either side, and the monument is divided into three panels by two inner columns of leaves. Above these is the quotation "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" carved in sans serif capitals, and using "v" instead of "u".
At the bottom, the words "Roll" "of" "Honour" stand proud at the foot of each column of names.
Below this, there is a carved ribbon, on which the words "Wooler Church Schools" stand proud in sans serif letters. The names are incised in single columns in each panel, using sans serif capitals throughout.

Materials used

Fumed oak


"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori".


Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown; Glendale LHS

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 04/04/1925 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation:
“Dulce et decorum est . . .” Horace, Odes Book 3, No.2, 1.13

Research acknowledgements

Glendale LHS; Janet Brown; P. Thirkell; Dorothy Hall

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

Plaque 1914-18 Church School (W68.03)

WOOLER, St. Mary's Church.



   Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

   Allan E.        Hall J.          Nesbitt J. 
   Beattie, W.M.   Henderson, J.    Potter, B.
   Brodie, J.      Hunter, W.       Robison, A.N. 
   Brown, W.       Hume, J.         Scott, J.
   Chrisp, T.      Hume, R.         Simm, W.
   Cockburn, W.    Knox, J.         Skeen, O.
   Dunn, T.        Leach, R.E.      Smart, A.
   Elliot, G.W.    Lee, G.          Smart, T.
   Elliot, R.L.    Lilico, P.       Stevenson, J.
   Fettis, J.      McEwen, J.       Stothert, J.
   Fettis, T.      McLaughlin, R.   Thompson, N.
   Gordon, T.      Murray, G.       Tocker, R.

   Roll of Honour

   Wooler Church School

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