United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Gateshead

Our Ref: 2102

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Address

PRINCE CONSORT RD
GATESHEAD
TYNE AND WEAR
England
 
Type:Composite
Other Location Details:

JUNCTION OF DURHAM RD AND PRINCE CONSORT RD

OS Map Ref:NZ 240 600

Inscription

(SIDE ONE): IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF GATESHEAD/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ MORS JANUA VITAE/ IN THIS CHAMBER/ ARE RECORDED THE/ NAMES OF MEN OF/ GATESHEAD WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR/ EVERMORE.

(LECTERN): THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE BUT THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

(WALL, INSCRIPTION ONE): 1914 - 1919/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF GATESHEAD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THEIR GRATEFUL FELLOW-TOWNSMEN

(WALL, INSCRIPTION TWO):1939 1945/ IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF/ GATESHEAD WHO DIED IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
RELIEFBRONZE3000MM1100MM Good
CenotaphSTONE - HEWORTH BURNSTONE10000MM  Good

Physical Description

BASE SURMOUNTED BY TALL STONE BLOCK STRUCTURE. LARGE RECTANGULAR BRONZE RELIEF PLACED ABOVE THE BASE ON ONE SIDE OF THE MEMORIAL BETWEEN TWO IONIC PILASTERS. TEAK DOOR PLACED AT THE BASE BELOW THE RELIEF WHICH IS THE ENTRANCE TO THE ROOM OF REMEMBRANCE WITHA VAULTED CEILING. STONE LECTERN PLACED WITHIN THIS ROOM USED TO HOLD THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE. BEHIND THE MEMORIAL IS A CURVED STONE WALL WITH INSCRIPTION ON IT.

RELIEF DEPICTS SEMI-NUDE WARRIOR LIGHTLY RESTING ON HIS UNSHEATHED SWORD WITH A CROSS BEHIND HIM REPRESENTING THE ONE HE GAINED AS HIS REWARD FOR THE GREATEST OF ALL SELF SACRIFICES.

ABOVE THE LECTERN HANGS AN EVERBURNING LAMP REPRESENTING UNDYING MEMORY.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:1565
Served & Returned0
Died1565
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?surname > rank > additional > regiment
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, additional
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
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:

DATE UNKNOWN: BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE WAS REMOVED AND PLACED FOR SAFE KEEPING IN GATESHEAD LIBRARY

Ceremonies

Date:14 MAY 1922
RolePerformed By
Unveiled UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
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:£5,459
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
A B BurtonFounder/Foundry
Captain Richard Reginald GouldenSculptor
ALEX PRINGLE LTD (GATESHEAD AND NEWCASTLE)Builder
J W SPINK (KINGSTON UPON THAMES)Designer
CAPT A S MAITLANDWriter
ELECTRIC LIGHT SUPPLY COEngineer
MESSRS EMBLETON AND BARKEREngineer

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

MEMORIAL IS GRADE II LISTED
THE MONEY LFET OVER FROM THE FUND RAISING WAS DONATED TO THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Comments:PROG: UV PROG
Photographs:3
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Postcards:1
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard CollectionWMSG39.1 .2 .4