Memorial Details

2016
Photo: James Pasby

Memorial

Plaque 1914-18 St. Peter

Reference

J2.14

Place

JARROW

Map ref

NZ 32?63?

Original Location

St. Peterís Church which was beside the Pedestrian Tunnel Entrance

Present Location

In the inner Memorial Garden in St.Peterís Church Centre, York Avenue, Jarrow.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 14th November 1921 by Mr. H. Hyde; dedicated by Rev. J. Hudson-Barker, Rural Dean.

Memorial Description

Plaque, 24 inches high x 42 inches (608mm x 1060mm) wide with brown marble frame which also divides it into three panels. The two narrower ends 6.75 inches by 17 inches (170mm x 432mm) bear mosaic pictures of (right) St.Peter and (left) St.George. The central panel 20.5 inches x 19.5 inches (520mm x 496mm) wider has a very shallow domed top. At centre top is a cross, with the dedication and names below. The lettering is incised using Roman capitals throughout.

Materials used

Brown and white marble.

Inscription

To the glory of God / and in honour of the communicants / of this church who served their king / and country in the Great War / of 1914-1918, and to the immortal / memory of the following who laid down their lives in defence / of liberty and truth / this memorial is dedicated.

Names

Cost

£130

How money was raised

Communicants.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Ralph Hedley & Sons, Newcastle.

Notes

1. At the unveiling, a collection was taken in aid of St. Dunstanís Home.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; James Pasby

Illustrated Chronicle 14/11/1921 reports unveiling.

South Shields Gazette 14/11/1921 reports unveiling.

Tyne & Wear Archives: Ralph Hedley Plans Acc. No. DT/RH/30/109

External web link

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall; Michael Mulhern; James Pasby

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Peter Hoy. Contact: peterhoy@hotmail.co.uk

Plaque 1914-18 St. Peter (J2.14)

 
 
   To the glory of God 
   +
   and in honour of the communicants 
   of this church who served their King 
   and Country in the Great War 
   of 1914-1918, and to the immortal 
   memory of the following who 
   laid down their lives in defence 
   of Liberty and Truth 
   this memorial is dedicated.
  
   Edward John Biller
   William Scott Brown
   William Riddell Gibson
   Leonard Victor McIntosh
   Frank Edward Scott
   William Wright
NamesJ2.14     

    

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