Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: James Pasby


Two benches 9th and 16th N.F. 1914-18 Quayside





Map ref

NZ 253637

Original Location

Newcastle Quayside, near the Guildhall

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 19th September 2015 by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, the Mayor of Gateshead and James Ramsbotham, dedicated by Rev. Canon Glyn Evans.

Memorial Description

Two seats of metal strips featuring a silhouette scene at the back of fighting soldiers and barbed wire. To the right are red poppies. On the end of the seat is a small plaque which gives the dedication.


Dedicated to the memory of the
16th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Raised by the joint Chambers of Commerce
Of Newcastle and Gateshead
September 1914




800 each.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

David Ogilvie Engineering, Kilmarnock.


1. The creation of the seats was made possible by the generous support of various bodies who had donated towards the costs of the printed book and the raising of a memorial plaque on the church at Authuile on the Somme in France which was unveiled on 27th June 2015 by the Mayor of Authuile.

2. Two further seats were unveiled on the same day in Gateshead. See G139.24.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Ian Johnson; James Pasby

Newcastle Battalion of World War One:16th (Service) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Ian Johnson; 2014; published by the author 2014.

External web link

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

Ian Johnson; James Pasby

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