War Memorial, St. Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Etherley

War Memorial, St. Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Etherley

 The memorial takes the form of an obelisk of grey unpolished granite mounted on a freestone pedestal standing 14ft. tall designed and executed by Mr. W. Allison (Bishop Auckland).  It was unveiled 9 August 1920 by Sir Arthur Francis Pease.  The service was conducted by the Rev. I.S. Merryfield, vicar of Etherley and the Rev. G.H. Barnard, Wesleyan minister. The buglers of the 6th Durham Light Infantry sounded the “Last Post.”

The inscription reads:

Victory through Sacrifice 

IN HONOUR and to the memory of the men of Etherley, Toft Hill

Morley and Windmill who gave their lives for their country in the Great European War 1914 – 1918

 26 men commemorated.  They are:

  • T.A. Alderson
  • D. Baister
  • J. Bainbridge
  • F. Brunskill
  • A. Craddock
  • J.A. Caile
  • J. Clark
  • J.R. Featherstone
  • W. Featherstone
  • F. Gaskin
  • W. Greaveson
  • A. Hardy
  • J.C. Harrison
  • H.R. Hall
  • J.A Hodgson
  • C.B. Hodgson
  • C. Hobson
  • W.A. Moses
  • W. Million
  • T.C. Reed
  • J.C. Richards
  • O. Rushford
  • A. Sams
  • F. Tasy
  • R. Wilson
  • J. Williams

Their name liveth for evermore

 Source: NE War Memorial Project & reports in the Northern Echo 10 August 1920 & the Darlington & Stockton Times (North) 14 August 1920.


St. Cuthbert's Churchyard Etherley

St. Cuthbert’s Churchyard

Etherley War Memorial

Etherley War Memorial

Etherley War Memorial possibly 1920

Etherley War Memorial
possibly 1920

Etherley Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

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