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SGW, Plaque Members 1914-18 1939-45 St. Paul's Presbyterian





Map ref

NZ 368671

Original Location

St.Paul Presbyterian Church, Ocean Road. South Shields.

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled January 1922 by Rev. D.J. Williams, Minister of the Church.

Memorial Description

Two stained glass window.
There are two brass plaques, the upper one for 1914-18 and the lower for 1939-45.

Materials used

Brass plaques.


a. These two windows / and this tablet / are dedicated / to the glory of God and / of this church and congregation / who died for their country during the / Great War 1914-1918


(a. 19 members who lost their lives) TRANSCRIPT NEEDED


1. The Newcastle Daily Chronicle 17/01/1921 reports a stained glass window was unveiled to 19 members who lost their lives in the war and adjoining the window was a marble tablet bearing the text Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

2. When the church was closed the windows were sold to a Bradford dealer and restorer along with the rest of the stained glass windows in the church.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Shields Daily News 17/01/1922 reports the unveiling ceremony.

Northern Echo 17/01/1922 briefly reports the unveiling.

South Shields Gazette 16/01/1922 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 17/01/1922 reports unveiling.

External web link

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Research acknowledgements

The late R.W. Gould; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; Dorothy Hall; James Pasby

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Peter Hoy. Contact:

SGW, Plaque Members 1914-18 1939-45 St. Paul's Presbyterian (S86.013)

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