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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 St. John's Churchyard





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Original Location

St. John the Baptist Churchyard, north-east corner. Parish Row, Greatham.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 16th July 1922 by the Archdeacon of Auckland

Memorial Description

Cross of Celtic type in rough stone, total height 9 feet 6 inches, with a sword raised in half relief at the front, almost the length of the cross itself, on tapering shaft on tapering pedestal. The whole stands on a platform approached by five steps from the church path. The dedication is carried on the polished front of the pedestal with the names in two columns. Those for 1939-45 are on the side with the names listed in a single column. Lettering is raised lead.

Materials used



a. To the glory of God / and in grateful memory / of the men of this parish who / gave their lives in the Great War / 1914-1918 “We shall remember them”
b. 1939-45



£140, inc. plaque in the church.

How money was raised

Public subscription.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Simon Raine; C. Sanders

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 17/07/1922 reports unveiling. (Available on The British Newspaper Archive)

Diocese of Durham Faculty 1070, issued 31/05/1922

Source of quotation
“We shall remember them”: Adapted from 'For the Fallen' Lawrence Binyon.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; John and Mavis Dixon

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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 St. John's Churchyard (G52.01)

GREATHAM   St. John the Baptist Churchyard 
Front face
     To the glory of God
     and in grateful memory 
     of the men of this parish who 
     gave their lives in the Great War 
     Rowland T. Casebourne  John W. Tinkler
     T. Mark Smith          Thomas W. Coltman
     John C. Fleet          John Webster
     Ralph Watson           Arthur Crowe
     Charles Thornton       William H. Foster 
     James C. Plumpton      George Lyon 
     William Young.
Side face

     W.E. Allison   
     J.L. Armstrong
     W. Dowsing   
     J.W. Fenny
     J.E. Furness
     S. Fleet   
     J. Herbert   
     D. McNally
     E.R. Mitchell   
     R.M. Procter
     T. Thompson   
     R. Thorpe
     D.M. Wilkinson
      “We shall remember them”

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Parish Notes

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