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Lemington War Memorial


Lemington War Memorial is located in Lemington Cemetery, north of the cemetery gates, on Union Hall Road. The memorial cross was sculpted by R Whitehouse of Newcastle. It was unveiled on the 30th of April 1921 by Major General Sir Percy Wilkinson, and dedicated by the Rural Dean, Reverend CE Little. The memorial commemorates 75 servicemen and one Friends’ Ambulance Unit volunteer, Walter Messer, who lost their lives in the First World War. The Friends’ Ambulance Unit, mainly staffed by registered conscientious objectors, was a voluntary ambulance service founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers) - which provided more than 1,000 men in the First World War. Messer, a Quaker, died in France driving his ambulance during a German air attack.[1] Lemington War Memorial is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

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Lemington War Memorial
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Lemington War Memorial - List Entry
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LEMINGTON CROSS
- "....Two-stepped base surmounted by plinth and Celtic Cross. Inscription on the sides of the plinth in lead lettering. Inscription IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/ INHABITANTS OF LEMINGTON WHO LAID ...

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Lemington at War
- During the First World War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England. These have been made available by Newcastle Libraries.

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List number: 1438772
List grade: 2
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ1840665420

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