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Memorial

Plaque Fallen 1914-18 Co-op

Reference

B152.05

Place

BRANDON

Original Location

Brandon & Byshottles Co-operative Society Ltd. In the vestibule.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled ?4th December 1919 by Alderman S. Galbraith, M.P.

Memorial Description

Plaque

Materials used

Brass

Inscription

Brandon and Byshottles Co-operative Society Ltd. / Roll of Honour to the memory of (Names) /
The men this tablet commemorates are numbered among those who, at the call of King and country, left all that was dear to them, endure at hardships, faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their lives that others might live in freedom. /
Let those that come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.
“The blood as heroes is the seed of freedom.” /
Erected by the employees in sacred gratitude.

Names

Who commissioned

Brandon & Byshottles Co-operative Society Ltd.

How money was raised

Public subscription

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Messrs E. G. England and Son, engravers, London.

Notes

1. From the Society, 41 employees had joined the colours, 4 had fallen and 20 wounded.

2. The staff had created a benevolent fund of £253 for those who had lost their sons; there was also a “Welcome Home” Fund of £120 for the recognition of those who returned.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Durham Chronicle 5/12/1919 reports unveiling.

Northern Echo 2/12/1919 reports unveiling.

Sources of quotations
“The men whom that tablet commemorates . . . .” Certificate sent to all bereaved families under the George V cipher and coat of arms. "The blood of heroes . ." Thomas Campbell 1777-1844.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

Thomas Henry Fox 3 Leinster Avenue Doncaster DN2 5LQ Tel: 01302 367022 is researching the names on Brandon War Memorials

Plaque Fallen 1914-18 Co-op (B152.05)

 
BRANDON  Brandon Co-operative Society
  
The layout of this memorial is not known
The following information has been gleaned from a newspaper report.
  

    
     Brandon and Byshottles
     Co-operative Society Ltd.
     Roll of Honour to the memory of

    
     Private John Dent
     18th Northumberland Fusiliers
     killed July 1st 1916

    
     Private John Knowles
     22nd Northumberland Fusiliers
     killed April 9th 1917

    
     A.B. John W. *Dickenson
     R.N.D. A.B. Hood Battalion
     killed  April 20th 1917

    
     Cpl Oliver Wrightson,
     4th Durham Light Infantry
     killed March 21st 1918.

    
     The men this tablet commemorates are numbered
     among those who, at the call of King and country,
     left all that was dear to them, endure at hardships,
     faced danger and finally passed out of the sight
     of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice,
     giving up their lives that others might live in freedom.
     Let those that come after see to it that their 
     names be not forgotten.

    
      “The blood as heroes is the seed of freedom.”
  
     Erected by the employees in sacred gratitude.
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      *CWGC website gives this name as “Dickinson”
NamesB152.05      

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