Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Philip Thirkell

Memorial

SGW Donald M.C. 1917 St. Dominic R.C.

Reference

NUT114

Place

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Map ref

NZ 258644

Original Location

St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, New Bridge Street.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Blessed 21st June 1919 by Father Dominic Hugo, Prior, O.P.

Memorial Description

Stained glass window of two lights showing (left) Blessed Jane of Aza and (right) St. Dominic. At the bottom of each light are two angels holding shields decorated with (left) a harp with crown above and (right) a red and white cross on a red and white background.
There is a plaque 5 inches high x 30 inches long (13 cm x 77 cm). There is a single line border. Lettering is in black Roman capitals with some red initials.

Materials used

Brass plaque.

Inscription

Of your charity pray for the soul of Eleanor Ann Donald, dearly beloved wife of
Anthony Forster Donald, who departed this life 17th July 1915, aged 58 years. And
Lieut. Robert Donald, M.C. British Expeditionary Force, 24th Northd. Fusiliers
1st Tyneside Irish, killed in action, 28th April 1917, aged 27 years.

Names

See above

How money was raised

Gift of Cllr. A.F. Donald.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed and made by Messrs. Atkinson Bros., Newcastle.

Notes

1. The window depicting Blessed Jane of Asa is dedicated to Lieut. Donald’s mother Eleanor Ann. The one dedicated to St. Dominic is dedicated to Lieut. Donald.

2. See Every Name A Story

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Philip Thirkell

Shields Daily News 22/06/1919 gives brief press report of ceremony of Blessing

Illustrated Chronicle 23/06/1919 reports Blessing.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 19/01/1918 reports proposal for window; 28/06/1919 reports unveiling.

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Research acknowledgements

The late R.W. Gould; Philip Thirkell; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall

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SGW Donald M.C. 1917 St. Dominic R.C. (NUT114)

 
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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story