Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Triptych 1914-18 1939-45 School





Map ref

NY 997844

Original Location


Present Location

In War Memorial Hall. The memorial hall has been upgraded, and now contains the Post office, so the memorials are now accessible at all times.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Memorial Description

Triptych of oak, 5 feet high x 2 feet wide when closed, with gabled top in which is a laurel wreath carved in half relief and gilded.
On the inner doors are photographs of the eight former pupils who died. The centre panel bears a picture of St.George, with the dedication beneath, printed in gold serif capitals. The quotation "Greater love . . . " is also printed in serif capitals in the mosaic border to the picture. Beneath St.George are two further photographs of student teachers who died.
Below this triptych a smaller memorial has been added to correspond, though the doors open separately. This contains the dedication and photographs for 1939-45. At the foot, painted onto the wood in gold Roman capitals, is the quotation.

Materials used



a. In grateful memory of / members of this school / who gave their lives / in the Great War.
b. World War / 1939-1945.
Greater love hath no man / than this that / a man lay down his life / for his friends.
"Their bodies are buried / in peace, but their name / liveth for evermore."



1. This memorial has been removed from the back hall, where the Post office now is, to the main hall.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown, P. Thirkell

Sources of quotations
“Greater love hath no man than this . ” St.John 15 v 13;

“Their bodies are buried in peace . . .” Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44

Research acknowledgements

George and Janet Brown; the late Mrs K. Buchanan; Ian Elliott

Research In Progress

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Triptych 1914-18 1939-45 School (K16.04)


Underneath centre picture

   In grateful memory of 
   members of this school 
   who gave their lives 
   in the Great War.  
Left hand column, inside door  Right hand column, inside door
   Fell in France and Belgium  Fell in France and Belgium
   Pte. Thos. Richardson,      Pte. John A. Tinlin,
   Gordon Highlndrs            K.O.Y.L.I. 
   1917.                       1915
   Pte. Jasper Richardson,     Pte. Wm.G. Brydon,
   East Yorks,                 D.L.I.
   1918                        1918
   Pte. John Graham,           Sgt. Andrew Surtees,
   N.F.                        C.M.G.
   1917                        1917
   (Died in England)
   Sapr. Thos. Robson,         Pte. Richd.G. Surtees,
   R.E.                        N.F. 
   1918.                       1918
   (Died in German hands.)

Underneath centre picture
   Student Teachers 
   Pte. Andrew Wilson,         Pte. Robert Cowan
   Durham Lt. Infantry         K.O.Y.L.I.             
   1915                        1918 
Lower section 

   World War  

Inside left door             Inside right door
   Lieut. George B. Reed       William G. Brydon
   Q.O.C.H.                    Royal Navy
   1943                        1942

   Sgt. John R. Davison        Sgt. John Ridley   
   R.A.F.                      R.A.F.V.R.         
   1943                        1944               
   "Their bodies are buried 
   in peace, but their name 
   liveth for evermore".

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