Pte W Finlay Memorial Obelisk


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Reference WMO249197

Address:

Garden House Cemetery

Market Lane

Swalwell

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

NE16 4NJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: OBELISK ON PLINTH AND TWO STE BASE DECORATED AT THE TOP WITH WREATH AND OAK LEAVES IN HALF RELIEF. SWAGS ON THE PLINTH AT THE TOP AND DOWN THE SIDES
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TO THE MEMORY OF/ PRIVATE/ WILLIAM FINLAY/ OF SWALWELL/ WHO SO NOBLY RISKED HIS LIFE TO SAVE/ A COMRADE WHICH WON FOR HIM THE/ D.C.M./ ON FEBRUARY 27TH 1916/ HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION MARCH 2ND 1918/ ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF SWALWELL

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