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NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Philip Thirkell


Plaque Stockdale 1916 Heaton Road Baptist





Map ref

NZ 268654

Original Location

Heaton Road Baptist Church, Heaton Road / Mundella Terrace.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 16th May 1920 by Rev. E.E. Welton

Memorial Description

Plaque in wood frame. There is a border made of a single black line which traces intricate patterns in three corners. In the top right hand corner is the badge of the Durham Light Infantry. The lettering is Gothic script except for the quotation, which is in Roman capitals.

Materials used

Brass plaque in fumed oak frame.


In proud and affectionate memory of
Sergt. William Henry Stockdale,
8th Durham Light Infantry,
beloved husband of Edith E. Stockdale of Heaton,
killed in Action near Zillebeke, Belgium,
March 2nd 1916, aged 26.

"If love could save, thou hadst not died"


See above

Who commissioned

Mrs. Edith Stockdale, Widow.


1. Mrs. Stockdale was a member of the church.

2. Soldiers Died in the Great War gives:
3473 William Henry Stockdale; 1/8th Batt., Durham Light Infantry; died 2/3/1916 in France & Flanders; enlisted Durham, resided Keswick, Cumberland.

3. Sjt. Stockdale is also remembered at Heaton on H91.29

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: P. Thirkell

Newcastle Daily Journal 17/05/1920 reports unveiling.

Illustrated Chronicle 12/01/1920 page

Source of quotation“If love could save, thou hadst not died”

Poem: "If love could have saved you" Summer Sandercox.

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Research acknowledgements

P. Thirkell; Tony Harding

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