Coundon and Leeholme War Memorial

  • Description

    The Coundon and Leeholme War Memorial is located at the junction of Wharton Street (the B6287) and Collingwood Street, opposite St. James' Church. The memorial is a sculpture of a First World War soldier holding a rifle, surmounting a square plinth, two steps and a base. The whole is enclosed by railings and a gravel surround. The soldier has a Fusilier cap badge (Northumberland Fusiliers?). 174 names are commemorated as having lost their lives in the First World War. The names are shown on three panels at the rear and sides of the memorial, with the names incised in black lettering on the stone. 38 names are commemorated as having lost their lives in the Second World War. These names are shown on the pedestals beneath the First World War commemorations, and have become extremely weathered and difficult to read. Fortunately, transcriptions are available on the North East War Memorials Project and Lost Ancestors websites. Rather curiously, although the sculpture of the soldier was restored in 2007, the Second World War commemorations have not been cleaned up.
  • Owner

    The Grey Panther
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 3 years, 7 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-11-19T12:58:32
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