Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: C. Sanders


Plaque Bell 1916 All Saints





Map ref

NZ 360642

Original Location

All Saints’ Church, West Harton

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 24th July 1921 by the Bishop of Durham.

Memorial Description

Plaque. Heavy ornate wood frame with dome at centre top, rolled moulded edges ending in a scroll at the bottom on both sides. The central plaque bears the dedication. In the domed top is the regimental badge. The lettering is carved and coloured black using Roman capitals.

Materials used

Marble plaque, wood frame.


To the glory of God and in sacred remembrance of
Harold, aged 22 years
late 2nd Lieut. in the 13th East Yorks. Regt.
The dear elder son of Mrs. C. and the late W.J. Bell
killed in action on the 13th November 1916.
“For the cause of freedom and humanity”.


See above.

Who commissioned

Mother and brother

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Messrs. Emley & Sons, Newcastle.


1. 2nd Lieut. Bell is remembered on H104.03.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: C. Sanders

Durham County Advertiser 29/07/1921 reports dedication.

South Shields Gazette 25/07/1921 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation
“For the cause of freedom and humanity” Not ascertained

External web link

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Michael Mulhern; James Pasby

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Peter Hoy. Contact:

Plaque Bell 1916 All Saints (S86.069)

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