Description"This arched gateway was erected as a memorial at the entrance to Abbey Gardens from Beaumount Street. The plaque to the left hand side is inscribed: THIS ARCH WAS PRESENTED TO THE TOWN TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES OF THE 4TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSIL IERS (TF) IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM DURING THE WAR 1914-1919 THE COMPANIES WERE FROM THE FOLLOWING PLACES A - HEXHAM B - BELLINGHAM C - HAYDON BRIDGE D - PRUDHOE E - CORBRIDGE F - HALTWHISTLE G - NEWBURN H - PRUDHOE HEADQUARTERS HEXHAM THE GIFT OF J.T.R. 1919 The plaque on the right hand side reads: THE BATTALION MOBILISED AT HEXHAM ON AUGUST 4TH 1914 & PROCEEDED TO FRANCE ON APRIL 20TH 1915. IT TOOK PART IN THE FIGHTING AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES 1915 April - May YPRES (ST. JULIEN) May - July HOODGE SANCTUARY WOOD * WULVERGHEM Aug - Nov ARMENTIERS 1915-6 Dec - March HILL 60 YPRES 1916 April - July WYTSCHAETE * KEMMEL 1916-7 Aug - Jan THE SOMME (HIGH WOOD * EAUCOURT L'ABBAYE * BUTTE DE WARLENCOURT) 1917 Feb - March THE SOMME (BELLOY) April - May ARRAS (WANCOURT * CROISSILLES) May - Sept ARRAS (CHERISY * FONTAINE-LES-CROISSILLES) 1917-8 Oct - Feb YPRES (HOUTHULST FOREST * PASSCHENDAELE) 1918 March ST. QUENTIN April THE LYS May CRAONNE HILL CHEMIN DES DAMES June THE AISNE" Photo by David Dixon, 2012.
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Picture Taken: 2012-10-16