COPLEY

Copley War Memorials

There are 3 memorials:

  1. John the Evangelist Church, Grewburn Lane, Lynesack: The memorial plaque commemorates 39 men of Lynesack and Woodland who were killed. The Parish Church memorial includes men from the 3 villages of Butterknowle, Copley and Woodland.
  2. Copley Literary Institute: A memorial Plaque commemorating those who served in the Great European War 1914-1919 and those who fell is located within the main hall.  It includes the same 8 men commemorated on the Memorial outside.
  3. Copley Literary Institute: The memorial is located on the gable wall.  It is grey mottled marble with a stone surround and commemorates 8 men.  They are:
NAME REGIMENT DATE CEMETERY
CROSS T.W. 1/East Yorks 25.04.1918 Tyne Cot Memorial
DENT G.N. 1/Grenadier Gds 27.09.1918 Sanders Keep
DIXON G.A. 12/13 N’land Fus. 08.09.1918 Gouzeaucourt
LOWES E.V. 3/Dorsetshire 12.06.1915 Lynesack
ROBINSON S. 1/Gordons 25.09.1915 Menin Gate Memorial
ROSE J.T. 2/Yorks. 13.03.1917 Faubourg d’Amiens
SOWERBY B. 215/Labour Corps 31.12.1917 Lynesack
WATERS G.H. 256/Tunnelling Coy., RE 14.09.1916 Maroeuil BC

 

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