Washington - Roll of Honour 1914-18 Washington Colliery

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Washington 'F' Pit Museum

Albany Way

Washington

NE37 1BJ

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Roll of Honour. Elaborate carved oak-framed memorial 10 feet 9 inches high x 6 feet 3 inches wide with pediment and classical side-pillars on a granite base. At centre top is a cartouche containing the words “For King and Country”. The words “Roll of Honour” are set on a scroll, divided by a DMA monogram, for “Durham Miners Association”.The centre panel is of granite with gold lettering. The names are listed in three columns, the lettering handwritten in gilt using sans serif capitals. The dedication is in a mixture of Gothic and Roman capitals. The words “For Freedom’s cause” are carved into a stone lintel at the bottom using sans serif capitals which have been gilded.
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For King and Country. /Roll of Honour. / Dedicated to the memory / of those Washington Colliery Workmen / who made the supreme sacrifice. /1914. The Great War. 1919. /Washington Miners Lodge War Fund. / For Freedom’s Cause.

64 full names. See transcript at North East War Memorials Link

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