Memorial Details

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Plaque 1914-18 School





Map ref

NZ 099900

Original Location

Netherwitton School (Closed)

Present Location

St. Giles’ Church

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled June, 1920 by Mr. R.G. Mortimer of Milburn Hall.

Memorial Description

Plaque with carved top. Underneath, on the top frame are the words “Roll of Honour” painted in Roman gilt capitals. Below this, on the main panel, is the list of names incised and gilded in sans serif capitals.

Materials used



(In grateful memory of Boys of this school, who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-19.)


Who commissioned

Mr J. Robertson, Netherwitton School House


£17 2s 3d

How money was raised

Public subscription

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Hedley Brothers, St Mary’s Place, Newcastle


1. It had been proposed, when the school closed, that the War Memorial tablet be put into the church, but the vicar refused on the grounds that those listed "might include Roman Catholics" (Comment by Mrs. Trevelyan). Later confirmed by a relative of the vicar who said that he "hated Catholics".

2. When the school closed, the building was used to brood pheasants.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Julie Famelton

Morpeth Herald 18/06/1920 carries brief report of unveiling ceremony.

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Research acknowledgements

Mrs. Trevelyan, Widdrington Station; J. Brown; Tony Harding; Julie Famelton

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Plaque 1914-18 School (N6.04)




   Roll of Honour
   In grateful memory of
   Boys of this school
   who gave their lives
   in the Great War
   J.R. Cowans     Dvr.       H.A.C.
   A. Dunn         Pte.       7 N.F.
   W. Dunn         Lce.Cpl.   4 R.Hrs.
   R. Moscrop      Pte.       1 K.O.Y.L.I.
   J.W. Potts      Pte.       G. Hrs.
   A.J. Robson     Lce/Cpl.   2 N.F.
   H. Ross         Sgt.       18 N.F.
   A. Tully        Sgt.       7 N.F.
   W. Tully        Pte.       7 N.F.

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story