Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Roll of Honour 1914-18 Memorial Hall





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Original Location

Village Hall

Present Location

St. Michael and All Angels Church

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled January 1921.

Memorial Description

Roll of Honour 56 inches high x 45 inches wide, (1420mm x 1140mm) with carved decoration along the top and bottom edges and Tudor roses raised in half relief down each side border. There are four panels, two above two, with lettering incised. The top two bear the names of those who died, the bottom two the names of those who served. The words "The following also served" appear in the top of the bottom left hand panel, and "Pro Patria" appear at the bottom of the lower right panel. Lettering is carved to stand proud in sunken cartouches using sans serif capitals. The quotation, at the centre, is in elaborate capitals.

Materials used

Dark oak


Alnham Roll of Honour

Men of the parish who gave
their lives for King and Country
in the Great War 1914-1918.

Their name shall live for ever


Present condition

Restored by Mr.Mellentin

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed by Mr. Bertram of Newcastle College. Intended to be done by Alnham Wood carving class, but see Note 1 below.


1. Compare with Roll of Honour at Wingates W58.01 Was it made by the same man?

2. This was removed for safe keeping in 2000 by Mr. Mellentin of Netherton Village, who was concerned that it might be lost when the hall was sold. He has also painted it with background colours and the lettering gilded.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Tony Harding; Mr. Mellentin

Alnham Village Hall Committee minute books, accounts etc.

Alnwick and County Gazette 08/01/1921 reports unveiling, and details of designer and maker.

Source of quotation:
“Their name shall live for ever” Probably from Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44, “Their name liveth for evermore”.

Research acknowledgements

Aln and Breamish Local History Society; Alnham Village Hall Committee; J. Brown; Mr. Mellentin, Netherton Village; Tony Harding; Susan Carlisle

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Freda Walker. Contact:

Roll of Honour 1914-18 Memorial Hall (A9.03)

     Alnham Roll of Honour
     Men of the parish who gave
     their lives for King and Country
     in the Great War 1914-1918
     William Johnson      G. Henry H. Scott
     John Mather          Clement Stephenson
     John McKenzie        George Stephenson
     Charles Robinson
     Their Name shall live for ever
     The following        Margaret Oliver
     also served          Charles Robertson
                          James Robinson
     John Armstrong       Thomas Robinson
     John H. Chrisp       Robert Rogerson
     Alexander Crerar     George A.J. Ross
     James Gowenlock      David Sabourne
     Robert Hall          Adam Scott
     Adam Little          Stephen Thompson
     James MacDonald      William Trotter
     Thomas Mather
     William Moore        Pro Patria


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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story