Gallon War Memorial

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Reference WMO205570

Address:

Garden House Cemetery

Market Lane

Swalwell

Gateshead

NE16 4NJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Metal Copper
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Large freestone plinth with a short column on top and an urn of fire. On three sides there are painted scenes of 'The First Parting', 'Night Raid from the trenches' and 'The awakening from Death to Life' set behind glass in copper frames. The dedication is on the fourth side: In memory of Pte. John W. Gallon who died of wounds received in action. Also contains the names of 84 Dunston men who fell in the war. The monument was commissioned by Cllr and Mrs G.E. Gallon of Victoria House, Dunston. The sculptor was H.S. Turner of Gateshead. The painter was John Taylor of Dunston. Unveiled 23rd October 1921 by Rev. J. W. D. McIntosh. Vicar of Dunston.
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The dedication reads 'IN MEMORY OF PTE. JOHN W. GALLON WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION'

George Alderson, Charles Allen (Allan), William ArklessHarry Baines, Edgar Bell, Richard Bell, Henry Hill Bicker, Arthur Bentley (Blenkley), William Bentley (Blenkley) Thomas Bolam, John George Brown, Arthur Edward Burke, William Connor, Albert Ceneson, William James Crawley, John Cunningham, Thomas William Hy. Dodds, Robert Elliott, Patrick Evans, John M. Findley, Edward Fothergill...... John William Gallon, Charles Robert Greenwell, John Joseph Hall, George Edward Hewitt, Robert Hodgson, James Thompson Hopper (MC), John Snowball Noble, Anthony Winship Hogg, Edward Thomas Hogg, Robert Barrand Hufton, John Iley, Joseph Kelly, Joseph Bowes King, Tyson Lancaster, Edwin Leech, William Henry Leech, James Longstaff, William McDermot (McDermott), David McHenry, Henry McHenry, John McHenry.

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