Description"Detail of Sir William Goscombe John's highly detailed bronze sculpture (1923) showing, in life-size figures, the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers marching down the Great North Road to the Central Station in 1915, with their families alongside. The memorial was commissioned and paid for by Sir George and Lady Renwick. According to the Association of Northumberland Local History Societies 1988-91 survey of war memorials, the monument was raised to commemorate three events - the raising of the Commercial Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers; the return of the five Renwick sons from the war; and Sir George Renwick's attainment of 50 years of commercial life on Newcastle Quayside. He was a local ship owner and MP for Morpeth. Inscribed below is the motto “Non Sibi Sed Patriae” (“Not for himself but for his country”). On the eve of Armistice Day in 2014 the memorial was honoured as one of the best 6 First War memorials in the country with an increase in its Listed status from Grade II* to Grade I." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2012, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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