Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Cross 1914-18 Roadside





Map ref

NY 804563

Original Location

Roadside. Opposite Burn Tongues Farm, between Allendale and Whitfield.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled by Col. Clifton Brown, M.P.

Memorial Description

Obelisk surmounted by a cross, total height 4m, on a square pedestal 75 cm square, standing on three steps.
On the front of the main pedestal are the names of those who died, and on the sides are the names of those who served, all in sans serif capitals. On the front riser of the top step is a scabbarded sword carved in half relief.
The memorial is set in a garden planted with spring bulbs and flowering shrubs.

Materials used

Local stone brought from two local quarries at Kiln Green by local farmers


To the memory of the young men / of Keenley and Broadside / who served in the Great War / 1914-1919 of whom the following / six made the supreme sacrifice.


How money was raised

Site donated by Mr. Henderson Philipson. All funds raised by public subscription, using sports days, socials, etc.

Present condition

Currently maintained by 8 Trustees, but the labour falls on 3 or 4 each year.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Beattie and Co., Carlisle.; the palings were supplied by Messrs. Newman and erected by Mr. Edward Milburn of Catton.

Ownership and maintenance



1. The Hexham Weekly News says that the cross is made of Aberdeen granite.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: P. Thirkell; Tony Harding

Morpeth County Library Postcard collection

Hexham Weekly News 03/06/1921 reports unveiling.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Charles W. Harrison, Allendale (Secretary to Memorial Trustees); Mrs. Dorothy Handcock (Allendale LHS); P. Thirkell; J. Brown; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

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Cross 1914-18 Roadside (K2.01)

KEENLEY, Roadside.

   To the memory of the young men 
   of Keenley and Broadside
   who served in the Great War
   1914-1919 of whom the following
   six made the supreme sacrifice
   Col. T. Armstrong, N.F.
   Private E. Forrest, N.F.
   Private A. Henderson, N.F.
   Private J.S. Henderson, R.D.F.
   Private S. Robinson, D.O.W.
   Private J.H. Whitfield, N.F.
Side 2.                               Side 3.

   Pte. M. Forrest, N.F.                 Pte. W. Laing, N.F.
   "    J. Haddon, N.F.                  "    J.J. Millican, N.F.
   Cpl. C.E. Harrison, N.F.              "    W. Philipson, M.T.
   Pte. J.V. Harrison, N.F.              "    J.J. Routledge, N.F., M.M.
   L.Cpl. E.W. Henderson, M.G.S., M.M.   Sgt. H. Saint, N.F.
   Pte. G.W. Henderson, D.L.I.           L.Cpl. J. Waterston, N.F.
   Pte. W. Henderson, M.A., F.Cr.D.G.    Pte. J. Watson, Gren.Gds.
   L.Cpl. A. Johnson, N.F.               Lieut. L. Whitfield, R.A.F.

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