Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Plaque 1914-18 Sir Wm. Armstrong Oddfellows





Original Location

Possibly Bay Horse Inn, Westgate Road.

Present Location


Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled April 1920 by Bro. Hetherington, P.G.M.

Memorial Description

Plaque 18 inches high x 12 inches wide on oak pattress 1 inch wider all round. There is a curly border of Art Deco style, and the words “Roll of Honour” are in elongated capitals of the same style. A plain line outlines a central panel in which the names are listed in three columns, using lower case lettering, with the quotation in capitals.

Materials used



Independent order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity / Loyal Sir William Armstrong Lodge / Newcastle upon Tyne / Roll of Honour, 1914-18
“They died that we might live”.


Who commissioned

Loyal Sir William Armstrong Lodge


1. This memorial was brought in for possible purchase to the People’s Museum in Grainger Street. The owner paid £5 for it and then installed it in the Museum as she felt it should be on display somewhere rather than hidden away.

2. The Grainger Street Project meant that the building which housed the People’s Museum was swept away, and there was nowhere for the privately-owned Museum to go. The fate of the plaque is unknown.

3. The unveiling took place in the Bay Horse Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 20/04/1920 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation:
“They died that we might live: Hail! and Farewell! by John Oxenham.

Research acknowledgements

Angela Rafferty (People’s Museum of Memorabilia); Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall

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Plaque 1914-18 Sir Wm. Armstrong Oddfellows (NUT148)

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE   Independent Order of Oddfellows.


   Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity
   Loyal Sir William Armstrong Lodge
   Newcastle upon Tyne.
   Roll of Honour
   1914      Killed in action   1918
   Hall R.   Linton F.
   Died of Wounds
   Muris W.
   Died of Gas Poisoning
   Robson J.G.
   Alderson, A.G.     Fisher, H.J.     Muris, R.
   Ashbridge, W.      Fogo, T.J.       Nelson, A.W.
   Atkinson, J.I.     Gray, R.O.       Nichols, T.D.E.
   Atkinson, R. M.C.  Gregson, A.      Pattison, A.
   Baird, G.          Hammond, J.G.    Rickelton, R.
   Balmer, T.L.       Hedley, R.W.     Smettem, W.
   Bourn, J.J.        Hewitt, W. M.M.  Smith, J.W.
   Bourn, W.          Hornsby, J.W.    Snowball, A.E.
   Bown, H.C.W.       Hunter, G.E.     Sproat, F.
   Burnip, J.M.       Hurford, W.P.    Tyson, I.W.
   Clarkson, J.       Hurford, W.E.    Taylor, J.
   Cottier, J.T.      Jackson, A.      Watson, A.
   Crawley, J.        Jackson, W.      Weatherhead, J.B.
   Darley, C.A.       Johnson, H.      Weightman, J.W.
   Errington, W.D.    Leslie, W.       Wilkinson, T.B.
   Fettis, J.         Lewis, H.B.      Wright, W.

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story