Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: David Charlesworth


Plaque 1914-18 Post Office





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Original Location

See Note 1 below

Present Location

Callers Office, Barnard Castle Royal Mail Delivery Office, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle, DL12 8AX.

Which war


Memorial Description

Plaque 34.5 cm high x 20.5 cm wide set inside an oak frame with glass front. At a later date this was set into a moulded picture frame 40 cm high x 26 cm wide of a different wood which was lacquered. Two picture hooks and a chain have been added to this later frame.

The words “Roll of Honour” are in an arc at the top. The names are listed in two columns divided by a double vertical line. The names of those killed are individually outlined. All lettering is in sans serif capitals throughout, apart from the header, which is elaborate capitals.

Materials used

Marble plaque in two wood frames


Roll of Honour / Post Office / Barnard Castle


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Bros.../ James McCondochie / Ticket Writers / 10 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, C.1. (Torn ticket on back of frame)


1. Up until Saturday April 25 1998 the Roll of Honour hung on the wall in the old Postman’s Delivery Office in Flatts Road (behind to Post Office Counter, 2 to 4 Galgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8BE). Upon removal to the Harmire Enterprise Park Fred Fawcett, Enquiry Officer and Postman Higher Grade (PHG) relocated the plaque to the Callers Office.

2. Research into the stories behind the names of the five men who died and those who served has just been completed (July 2014)

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: David Charlesworth

Darlington & Stockton Times 25/01/2008 reports project to create an archive of background stories.

External web link

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

David Charlesworth; Jim Sewell

Research In Progress

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Plaque 1914-18 Post Office (B135.01)



   Roll of Honour
   Post Office
   Barnard Castle
   G.E. Bell         T. Sampson
   R. Boynton        G.W.A. Thorne
   R.N. Carlton      J. Walton
   S.J. Clarkson     J.E. Wearmouth
   J. Coward         J. Wilkinson
   *J. Gilmore       *W. Thompson
   J.T. Kavanagh     C.J. Knight (M.M.)
   *H.R. Lumley      W. Robinson
   T. Stoddart       J.W. Walker
   *T. Shepherd      H. Hall
   E. Raine          F.W. Howe
   T.S. Bainbridge   *J. Bailey
  *These names are boxed on the original to denote those who died.

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story