Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall


Statue Tudhoe Colliery 1914-18 Cemetery





Map ref

NZ 265347

Original Location

Tudhoe Cemetery

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 6th August 1921

Memorial Description

Statue of grieving woman in draped clothing set on square pedestal, total height approx. 16 feet. Below the statue is a decoration of leaves. The names are carried in polished raised panels each 3 feet 6 inches high with dome at centre top on all four faces of the pedestal. In each top corner is a rose design. Lettering is incised and blackened, using Old English for the dedication and sans serif capitals for the names.
Around the base are eight granite pillars and chains and wreath holder at the front.

Materials used

White Aberdeen granite statue; grey Aberdeen granite pedestal.


Erected / by the / workmen and officials / of Tudhoe Colliery / in memory of / their comrades who died / for their country in the / Great War 1914 - 1918


Who commissioned

Tudhoe Miners’ Lodge.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

J. Lowes of Durham City.

Ownership and maintenance

Spennymoor Town Council


1. The Tudhoe Miners’ Lodge raised over £3,000 for war purposes.

2. All members who returned were given a gold medal.

3. The statue was placed next to the Tudhoe Colliery Disaster memorial.

4. The memorial would prove to be “a credit to the firm and a landmark to the county”.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

Durham County Advertiser 05/08/1921 reports proposed unveiling.

Auckland and County Chronicle 11/08/1921.

Photographic History of Spennymoor Antony Coia.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale

Research In Progress

Jim and John Grainger are creating an archive of information about each person named on the local War Memorials and would like to hear from anyone with stories, photographs or memorabilia. Contact:-

Statue Tudhoe Colliery 1914-18 Cemetery (S131.07)

SPENNYMOOR   Tudhoe Cemetery
   by the 
   workmen and officials 
   of Tudhoe Colliery
   in memory of 
   their comrades who died 
   for their country in the 
   Great War 1914 – 1918
Panel 1

   Pte.    F. Adams         D.L.I.
   L/C     B. Alderson      D.L.I.
   “       J. Alker         Gloucester Regt.
   Sergt.  G. Bainbridge    Yorks Regt.
   Pte.    T. Bainbridge    Yorks Regt.
   “       T. Barlow        D.L.I.
   “       J.S. Bell        D.L.I.
   “       H. Bell          D.L.I.
   L/C     T. Blair         D.L.I.
   Sergt.  J. Blenkin       R.E.
   Pte.    J. Boden         D.L.I.
   “       R. Brewis        D.L.I.
   “       G. Brown         D.L.I.
Panel 2

   Pte.    W. Brown         Yorks Regt.
   L/C     N. Bulmer        D.L.I.
   Pte.    J. Burton        East Yorks
   “       A. Campbell      D.L.I.
   “       J. Clarke        N.F.
   “       A. Cook          N.F.
   “       R. Cornish       East Yorks
   “       F. Dalkin        D.L.I.
   “       J.T. Davies      Yorks. Regt.
   “       H. Dodds         Yorks. Regt.
   “       G. Dunn          D.L.I.
   Sergt.  A. Gibson        D.L.I.
   Gnr.    T. Goundry       R.G.A.
   Pte.    G. Graham        D.L.I.
   “       J. Grainger      East Yorks
   A/S     G. Green         R.N.D. Anson Batt.
   Pte.    G. Hamar         D.L.I.
   “       E. Hanson        R.S.
   “       H. Hart          D.L.I.
   “       T. Hartley       D.L.I.
   “       B. Harwood       D.L.I.
   “       B. Hetherington  Yorks Regt.
Panel 3

   Pte.    N. Henderson     D.L.I.
   “       T. Hodgson       D.L.I.
   “       T. Houston       D.L.I.
   L/C     R. Howe          D.L.I.
   Pte.    J. Hughes        N.F.
   A/S.    E. Hutchinson    R.N.D. Anson Batt.
   Cpl.    J. Ingram        D.L.I.
   Pte.    J. Jefferson     D.L.I.
   “       R. Jones         Sherwood Foresters
   “       J.W. Keirl       D.L.I.   
   “       H. Lawson        D. of W. Regt.
   “       W. Lawson        D.L.I.
   “       J. Lowe          D.L.I.
   “       J. Lunn          Yorks. Regt.
   “       W. Maughan       D.L.I.
   L/C     A. Miller        Yorks Regt.
   Pte.    R. Mortimer      Grenadier Guards
   “       H. Parry         D.L.I.
   “       J.W. Pope        Yorks Regt.
   “       W.F. Randall     East Surreys
   Sergt.  J. Sinclair      D.L.I.
   Pte.    T. Snowball      R.A.M.C.
Panel 4

   L/C     H. Steward       D.L.I.
   Pte.    G. Stones        R.E.
   “       J.T. Temperley   East Yorks
   “       G.F. Tomlinson   East Yorks
   Gnr.    B. Varvill       R.G.A.
   Pte.    W. Walton        D.L.I.
   “       J. Watson        D.L.I.
   “       J.D. White       East Yorks   
   “       J. White         D.L.I.
   “       D. Whitehead     D.L.I.
   Cpl.    J.J. Wigham,M.M. Yorks Regt.
   Pte.    G. Wilkinson     D.L.I.
   Pte.    R. Wilkinson     D.L.I.
   “       E.J. Wilson      R.A.M.C.
   “       F. Williams      K.O.Y.L.I.
   “       C. Proctor       N.R.B.

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