Memorial Details

Photo: James Pasby


Roll of Honour 1914-18 Freemen of Tanners Co.





Map ref

NZ 241638

Original Location

Smith' Hall or Fenkle Street, or Hood Street or Stowell Street, possibly Freeman's Hall Blackfriars. .

Present Location

Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums Photo. Original Memorial destroyed.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled June 1921 by Mr. Thomas Weddell, Chairman.

Memorial Description

A photograph 8 1/2 inches (214mm) high x 5 1/4 inches (134mm) wide Roll of Honour. Beneath this a 3cm x 3cm depiction of the Company Coat of Arms.
The Roll itself has a wide pattern of blue on which are scrolled leaves. The words “Roll of Honour” are in blue on a scroll at the top. Freemen of Newcastle are listed below the dedication, and below this again is a list of “Sons of Brethren”. At the bottom is a wreath containing the words “Pro Patria”.
The lettering of the dedication is in elaborate script. The names are printed in a single column using Roman capitals for the names and lower case for the other details.

Materials used

Black and White photograph


Roll of Honour / of the Brethren of the / Incorporated Company of Tanners / Newcastle Freemen / who served in the Great War 1914-1918.


Who commissioned

Incorporated Company of Tanners/Freeman of Newcastle.

How money was raised

In House by the Company

Present condition


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Original photograph by Edward G. Brewis 10/12 New Bridge Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


1. This Roll of Honour photograph was found in a Scrap Book of news cuttings with assorted news clips on theatre actors, Freeman of Newcastle awards and assorted items relating to Newcastle.

2. One of the names shown is a V.C., winner John Aidan Liddell see his Every Name A Story entry.

3. What happened to the original Roll of Honour?

4. In 2012/13 no one had any idea where this was.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Tony Harding; James Pasby

Tyne & Wear Archives Ref. DX738/1 p.12

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 04/06/1921 reports unveiling.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall; James Pasby

Research In Progress

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Roll of Honour 1914-18 Freemen of Tanners Co. (NUT149)

   Roll of Honour
   of the Brethren of the
   Incorporated Company of Tanners
   Newcastle Freemen
   who served in the Great War 1914-1918.
   Name                   Rank            Regiment              Remarks
   John Dixon Story       Warrant Officer Canadian Forces
   Robert Story           Engineer        Mercantile Marine      (Killed)
   Henry Harle Story Jnr. Captain         Royal Sussex            Military
   Eric Thomas Weddell    Captain         Durham Light Infantry   Military 
   Edward K. Story        Lieut-Colonel   Royal Marines
   Robert Story           Captain         Royal Engineers
   William L. Weddell     Corporal        Australian Forces
   Andrew Glass           Signaller       Wiltshires
   Andrew Glass           1st Stoker      Royal Navy
   Thos. A. Alexander     Private         R.A.M.C.
   Wm. Alexander          Gunner          R.G.A.
   J.C. Alexander, Jnr.   Private         Northumberland Fus.
   Abraham Annan          Private         Northumberland Fus.
   John Annan             Private         R.A.M.C.
   David Annan, Jnr.      Private         Northumberland Fus.
   John Annan             Private         R.A.M.C.
   Thos. Annan            Private         Northumberland Fus.
   Matthew Annan          Private         Suffolk Regt.
   Robert Glass           Private         Northumberland Fus.
   H.H. Story             Bandsman        Welsh Band
   Geo. Fred Story        Private         Army Service Corps
   John Weddell           Private         Royal Inniskilling Fus.
   Thos. W. Weddell       Private         Royal Engineers
   Sons of Brethren
   John Aidan Liddell     Captain           Royal Flying Corps   V.C.
   Arthur Alexander       Private           West Yorks.          (Killed)
   Henry N. Liddell       Lieut.            R.F.A.
   C.H. Liddell           Lieut.            Hussars
   L.C. Liddell           Midshipman        Royal Navy
   F.A. Alexander         Corporal          East Surrey Regt.
   Hugh Annan             Private           Oxford & Bucks Regt.
   Pro Patria

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story