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Plaque 1914-18 St. John

Reference

O5.02

Place

OTTERBURN

Map ref

NY 885931

Original Location

Church of St. John the Evangelist. On A696 in centre of village.

Which war

1914-18

Memorial Description

Plaque 19 inches high x 15½ inches wide with domed top 4¼ inches high on wood pattress 2½ inches wider. There is a single red line running round the edge. At centre top is a cross in red, with the dates in black on either side. The quotation is below this, the top two lines arched slightly. The names are listed in two columns, the dedication in elaborate Roman capitals, the names in sans serif capitals.

Materials used

Brass on oak mount.

Inscription

They sought the honour / of their Country, / they beheld the glory of God.

Names

How money was raised

Public subscription

Notes

1. This is one of three identical plaques placed in each of the three churches in Otterburn. See also O5.04 and O5.07.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown

Diocese of Newcastle Faculty No.678, 19/6/1920 (NRO)

Redewetter No.6 Magazine of the Redesdale Society.

Source of quotation
“They sought the honour of their country . . .” Not ascertained.

Research acknowledgements

Redesdale Society; Sally Bird; Ken and Dorothy Southern; Raymond Ion

Research In Progress

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Plaque 1914-18 St. John (O5.02)

 
OTTERBURN, St. John's Church.

    

    
     
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   1914   1919
   They sought the honour 
   of their Country, 
   They beheld the Glory of God. 
  
   W.R. Swanson.   Cuthbert Pease.
   John Rough.     John Ferguson.
   Henry Hall.     Jas. S. Richardson.
   James Murray.   Geo. B. Thompson.
         Richard H. McDougal.
NamesO5.02

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story