Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: James Pasby


Roll of Honour 1939-45 St. Gabriel





Map ref

NZ 379563

Original Location

St. Gabriel’s Church, Chester Road / Kayll Road, Bishopwearmouth.

Which war


Memorial Description

Roll of Honour in wood. The frame has twisted columns at each side and a decoration above the pediment.
The names are carried in two columns on the central panel, the lettering incised using serif capitals throughout.
More names have been added onto the base.

Materials used



Roll of Honour / 1939 -1945
They were a wall unto us / both by night and day.


Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders; Roland Riddell; James Pasby

Source of quotation
“They were a wall unto us . . .” 1 Samuel 25 v 15-16

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Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Roland Riddell

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Roll of Honour 1939-45 St. Gabriel (S140.012)

SUNDERLAND   St. Gabriel’s Church
Roll of Honour
   Ronald G. Agar        George Milbanke
   James H. Anderson     Norman Maughan
   Thomas Bolton         Alan Pattison
   John Broomfield       Eric Pattison
   Charles E. Brown      Gordon Petrie
   Reginald Brown        Alan Phillips
   Gordon Burlison       Leslie Plummer
   Alfred Burnham        Robert Powley
   Norman Chadwick       Gordon Raine
   John Clark            William T. Raine
   Robert H. Clark       Arthur Ramshaw
   William J. Coward     Arthur Riddell
   Robert Crombie        Betty Riddell
   Joseph Curle          Robert Robinson
   Alfred Dale           Arthur Ross
   Stanley A.Dunn        John Rowntree
   John W. Ferguson      William Scholfield
   Hilda Foster          Kenneth Scott
   Ernest Gibson         David Shaw
   Thomas Gould          Alan R. Sherriff
   Thomas A. Grey        Norman Stanger
   Ernest H. Halliday    Douglas H. Summers
   Leslie Hamilton       Lawrence Tait
   Maurice S. Harrison   Charles F. Thompson Snr.
   Robert B. Hudson      Charles Thompson Jnr.
   Brian Hunter          Thomas W. Tuddenham
   Joseph H. Kennedy     John M. Turnbull
   William D. Kirk       Norman D. Taylor
   John J. Mason         Charles Watson
   Kenneth McAllister    Launcelot O. Wells
   Adam McNaughton       Sydney Wells
   Lawrence Mellentin    William Westerby
   Gordon Metcalf        Wilfred S. White
   John C. Metcalf       Edward J.S. Willey
   William Metcalf       Sydney Young.
   “They were a wall unto us
    both by night and day”.
On slope
   Gordon Downs          George A. Peace
   Benjamin L. Newton    Cyril Pinkney

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