Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: James Pasby


Plaque Organ rebuild 1939-45 St. Barnabas





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Original Location

St.Barnabas Church

Present Location

Moved to St. Ignatius the Martyr Church c.1960s.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Opened 12/06/1949 by Mr Conrad W. Eden

Memorial Description

Plaque 48 inches high x 26 inches wide with a carved top 4 inches wider. There is a carved border of stylised flowers raised in half relief. The centre panel is sunken with an elaborate edge surround. The dedication is at the top. The names are listed in two columns. All lettering is in Roman capitals.

Materials used

Dark oak.


The organ / in this church / was rebuilt in memory of the / following men and women / who fell in action or were / killed in air raids during / the Second World War / 1939 - 1945



1. The Sunderland Echo 13/06/1949 reports:- Out of action since it was damaged by bombing in 1943 a restored, overhauled and improved organ in St Barnabas's Church was opened last night by Mr Conrad W. Eden, organist and Master of the Choristers at Durham Cathedral.
Originally installed in 1877 the organ was restored once before - in 1924. After the war time damage it was stored under the stage in the church hall. One of the improvements that has been made is that the pedal action is now pneumatic and not mechanically operated as before.
A tablet is going to be placed on the console of the organ in memory of St. Barnabas parishioners who lost their lives through enemy action in World War II.

2. The NPOR says that the organ from St. Barnabas was moved to St.Mary, Ovington, Essex.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; Roland Riddell; James Pasby

Sunderland Echo 13/06/1949 reports opening. (Available on The British Newspaper Archive)

National Pipe Organ Register

External web link

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Roland Riddell; Alan Vickers

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Plaque Organ rebuild 1939-45 St. Barnabas (H123.03)

HENDON   Church of St. Ignatius
    The organ
    in this church
    was rebuilt in memory of the
    following men and women
    who fell in action or were
    killed in air raids during
    the Second World War
    1939 - 1945
    James Henry Baillie      Henry Jones
    Ronald Bolam             Charles Lawrence
    John R. Chandler         George Lowden
    Charles C. Coombs        Victor Meldrum
    Henry Corbett            Robert C. Mellentin
    Charles G. Crosby        John George Mordey
    George H. Davison        Robert Bruce Mouat
    Henry G. Davison         Ronald Nelson
    Frank C. Dryden          Peter T. Newton
    Thomas Elliott           David L. Petrie
    Richard D. Fothergill    Andrew C. Pybus
    John Fullwood            Robert Renton
    Thomas W. Goldsack       Walter H. Sturt
    Stanley Grayton          Vera Hobson
    James W Hewitson         Maurice Blackburn
    died while on active service
    Ernest Miller            Joan Doyle
    Alfred Munro             Madeline L. Smith
    Thomas G. Robinson       Madeline L. Smith Jnr.
    Edwin Smith              Margaret J. Walton
    killed in air raids

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