Memorial Details

Photo: James Pasby


Plaque 1939-45 Memorial Hall





Map ref

NZ 172296

Original Location

Witton Park and District War Memorial Institute and Red Triangle Club, known as “The Hut”.

Present Location

Just inside the cemetery gates, to the east of St. Chad’s RC Church. There is a plaque affixed to both sides of the stone. See W125.04

Which war


Memorial Description

There is a raised patterned border. At centre top is a laurel wreath containing the words “Roll of Honour” and the dates on either side, raised in half relief. The names are listed in five columns.

Materials used

Bronze plaque


To the glorious / memory of the / men of Witton Park & District who laid / down their lives in the Second World War.
“They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old”.


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Herbert Wauthier des F. Osborne Co. Ltd London

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: John and Mavis Dixon; Simon Raine: James Pasby

Source of quotation
“They shall not grow old . . .” For the Fallen Lawrence Binyon.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; John and Mavis Dixon; C. Sanders

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Plaque 1939-45 Memorial Hall (W125.01)

WITTON PARK   Memorial Hall   
   1939      OF      1945 
   To the glorious memory of the 
   Men of Witton Park and District who laid
   down their lives in the Second World War
   Atkinson J.R. Clark L.    Foster N.D.P. Metcalfe J.   Smith S.   
   Bell T.H.     Dixon R.S.  French J.W.   Newton J.W.   Walker T.N.
   Britton A.    Fawcett T.  French R.R.   Pears T. M.M. Walton C.   
   Brown G.      Foster J.P. Green N.D.    Quinn E.      Wright C.E.
                             McGregor T.W.   
   They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old   

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