Memorials to John & William Nicholas Eden
The memorials state:
In Memory of John Eden eldest son of Sir William Eden 7th Baronet of West Auckland and of Sybil Lady Eden born Oct. 9 1888, Lieut. 12th Royal Lancers. Receive his commission Jan. 1909. Served in Flanders during the European War. Was present in Retreat from Mons Aug – Sep 1914. Was first of allied troops to enter Ballieul. Killed in action and buried at America, near Ypres whilst on patrol duty Oct. 17 1914. Aged 26 years and 8 days. Dulce el decorum est pro patria mori
In memory of William Nicholas Eden fourth son of Sir William Eden 7th Baronet of West Auckland and of Sybil Lady Eden born March 14th 1900. Served as Midshipman Royal Navy from Jan 1916 on board H.M.S. Indefatigable. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland May 31st 1916 and went down with his ship in the North Sea. Aged 16 years and 78 days.
The memorials to the Eden family were moved from the mausoleum at Windlestone Hall, near Rushyford after the family vacated the property.
John and William Nicholas Eden are commemorated on the war memorial at Kirk Merrington, near Ferryhill, County Durham. Windlestone Hall presumably was within this Parish.