Memorial Details

Photo: Dorothy Hall


SGW & Plaque 1914-18 1939-45 Queen of Martyrs R.C.





Map ref

NZ 190421

Original Location

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Newhouse Esh Winning

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled June 1920 by Father Beech, P.P.

Memorial Description

Stained glass window of two lights depicting the Resurrection. The left hand light shows an angel telling Mary Magdalene at the entrance to the tomb: “He is risen, he is not here.” The right hand light shows Jesus saying to Mary: “I ascend unto my Father and your Father”.

Below is a plaque 2 feet 8 inches high x 3 feet 2 inches wide made of a green marble moulded frame containing a white marble panel which bears the dedication. This is set on a pattress 3 feet 6 inches wide x 3 feet 1 inch high. The dedication for both wars are on the left, the names are listed in a single column on the right. All lettering is in Roman capitals.

Materials used



a. In your prayers / remember those of / Newhouse Parish / who died in the / war of / 1914 to 1918.
b. And of those /who died in the / war of / 1939 to 1945.



1. This church has had four names, including St. Mary.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

Wearside Catholic News 26/06/1920 carries brief report of unveiling.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

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SGW & Plaque 1914-18 1939-45 Queen of Martyrs R.C. (E67.07)

ESH WINNING Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church

                           Matthew Brannen
                           Patrick Cairns   
     In your prayers       Michael McElwee
     remember those of     John W. Hogan
     Newhouse Parish       Henry Hayton
     who died in the       Edward Ryans
     War of                Peter Brett
     1914 to 1918          Patrick Grinnion
                           William Groody
                           William Hanley
                           John Walker
                           Thomas McKenna
     And of those          John Hughes
     who died in the       Peter McGinn
     War of                Thomas Peel
     1939 to 1945          Bernard Caygill

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