United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Men and Women of Hartlepool

Our Ref: 1158

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Address

Victory Sq
Victoria Rd
Hartlepool
CLEVELAND
England
 
Type:Obelisk
OS Map Ref:NZ 507 325

Inscription

1914 + 1919 + 1939 + 1945/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO AT THEIR COUNTRY'S/ CALL LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM TO HAZARD/ THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ THINE O LORD IS THE VICTORY E M ARE EX INDUSTRIA/ (Names)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLAQUES/PANELS WITH NAMESBRONZE4FT3FT 2IN Good
OBELISKGRANITE - ABERDEEN12000MM  Good

Physical Description

Obelisk on tapering shaft flanked by two stone walls bearing names plaques. Whole stands on five stepped base in shallow paved area. Dedicatory inscription incised on sunken panel on the front of the plinth.

Laurel wreath raised in bas relief at top front of the obelisk.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:1545
Served & Returned0
Died1545
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned?
Died?
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2008: Memorial was cleaned by power-washing in August. In September, work was begun on levelling the paving, improving drainage and repairing cabling under the memorial so that it could be illuminated again. Work is to take seven weeks.

C 1992: WHOLE AREA WAS RENOVATED

Ceremonies

Date:11th October 1923
RolePerformed By
UnveilingBRIG HON CHARLES LAMBTON
DedicationBishop of Durham

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
H H Martyn and Co.Founder/Foundry
GEORGE JOHN COOMBSArchitect
MESSRS D G SOMERVILLE AND COBuilder
MESSRS A FYFE AND SONBuilder

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Listed Grade II.

Coombs died in 1921 but his design was carried out under the supervision of George Bennett Mitchell, Vice-President of the Institute of Scottish Architects - SEE FILE FOR DETAILS.

The Earl of Durham was meant to unveil the memorial but he fell ill so his brother deputised for him.

Mr Ernest Newton, RA, adjudicated the design competition.

Comments: 
Photographs:None
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:Yes
Postcards:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Council or Committee Minutes  06 May 1919 
OrganisationIdWebsite
North East War Memorials ProjectH115.03http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7434
Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/hartlepools-memorial-is-having-a-facelift/
Carter Postcard Collection 
Other website http://www.wigginton-york.co.uk/Hartlepool/hartlepo.htm