Evenwood War Memorial: cemetery

Evenwood War Memorial (Cemetery)

 Monday 20 June 1921: the memorial to the men of Evenwood, Ramshaw and Lands was unveiled by Colonel Dowling.  Mr. T. Heslop, former manager of Randolph Colliery and agent to the North Bitchburn Coal Company, was chairman of the organising committee.  Designed, executed and erected by William Allison & Sons sculptors, Bishop Auckland.  Proceedings commenced with a procession which was formed at the top end of Evenwood village consisting of ex-soldiers and sailors, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts headed by the Village Band.  A vast crowd assembled and heard the Evenwood Band performing an appropriate selection of hymns and anthems.  The Last Post was sounded.

source: The Northern Echo, Thursday 23rd June 1921

The wording is as follows:

“To the glory of God and in thankful remembrance of the men of Evenwood, Ramshaw and Lands who made the supreme sacrifice during the Great War 1914 – 1918”

Those commemorated on 2 panels are:

  • Applegarth T. W.
  • Arkless J. W.
  • Atkinson A. K.
  • Baister D.
  • Bryant G.
  • Carrick W.
  • Conlin R. W.
  • Cox G. T.
  • Davis T.
  • Dixon H.
  • Dowson G.
  • Dunn T. H.
  • Earl W. E.
  • Ellerker J.
  • Graves J. C.
  • Gray W.
  • Heaviside R.
  • Heseltine J.
  • Hewitt J.
  • Howlett W.
  • Hutchinson J.
  • Lynas A.
  • Maughan J.
  • Maughan J.
  • Middlemas M. G.
  • Million J.
  • Morley W.
  • Moses W.
  • Parmley G.
  • Purvis F.
  • Raine J. H.
  • Raine M. T.
  • Richardson J. J.
  • Rushford O.
  • Rutter S. R.
  • Simpson M.
  • Simpson T. W.
  • Skelhorn J.
  • Snowball W.
  • Spence J. W.
  • Storey W.R.
  • Towers E.
  • Walling J.
  • Walton J. J.
  • Wardle H.
  • Wardle R.
  • Wilson R.
  • Wren J. W.

Photographs:

Evenwood War Memorial in Evenwood Cemetery

Evenwood War Memorial
in Evenwood Cemetery

Evenwood War Memorial Panel 1

Evenwood War Memorial
Panel 1

Evenwood War Memorial Panel 2

Evenwood War Memorial
Panel 2

Evenwood War Memorial Panel 3

Evenwood War Memorial
Panel 3

Evenwood War Memorial possibly Unveiling Day

Evenwood War Memorial
possibly Unveiling Day

Memorial Service 1

Memorial Service 1

Memorial Service 2

Memorial Service 2

Evenwood War Memorial Remembrance Day c.1950

Evenwood War Memorial
Remembrance Day
c.1950

 

 

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