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War Memorial, Witton Gilbert


The war memorial in Witton Gilbert was built to commemorate 43 local servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War. 222 men from Witton Gilbert served in that war. The memorial was designed by JG Burrell of Durham and was originally unveiled on the 2nd of September 1922 by Lt Col JR Ritson of Sniperley Hall and dedicated by Rev. WE Elder, the Curate of Witton Gilbert. After the Second World War the names of 10 men who lost their lives were added.

The memorial originally stood in Graham Memorial Park in Witton Dene. When parts of the old village were demolished the memorial was left in an isolated position. It was therefore relocated to a new site between Sacriston Lane and Briar Lea in 1978. The memorial was moved by members of 105 Squadron, 72 Regiment the Royal Engineers with support from the local community. It was unveiled in its current location by Capt D Brown and rededicated by Fr Ian Hoskins on the 5th of November 1978.[1] In 2000, the memorial was cleaned and it's lettering recut by Abbey Stonecraft.[2] The memorial is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friend.
Witton Gilbert War Memorial
Roll of Honour of local heroes who died for their King and Country during the Great War for righteousness.
Lord grant them everlasting peace.
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War memorial at Witton Gilbert

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Witton Gilbert War Memorial

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Witton Gilbert War Memorial

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Witton Gilbert War Memorial
- "....A First World War memorial of 1922, by JG Burrell, with later additions for the Second World War, and relocated in 1978. MATERIALS: Stainton sandstone. DESCRIPTION: standing in a small ...

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Memorial - WITTON GILBERT
- "...TWO STEPPED OCTAGONAL BASE SURMOUNTED BY SHAFT AND ST CUTHBERT'S CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE SHAFT AND NAMES ON THE STEPS INSCRIPTION AROUND THE BASE OF PLINTH..."

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Witton Gilbert - Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Witton Dene

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List number: 1323240
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NZ2361546303

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