Ryton Urban District - WW1 and WW2


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Reference WMO249229

Address:

Station Bank

Ryton

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

NE40 3QG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Unknown cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: THREE FLIGHT STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH, TAPERING SHAFT AND CROSS. WALL BEHIND THE CROSS HAS METAL PLAQUES FOR WW1 SET INTO IT WITH THE DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION AND NAMES. WW2 INSCRIPTIONS ARE ON TWO BRONZE PLAQUES SET ONTO THE THREE AND NINE O'CLOCK FACES OF THE PLINTH
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CROSS, 6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ IN/ REMEMBRANCE CROSS 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (WW2 NAMES) WALL, WW1 PLAQUE: TO THE ILLUSTRIOUS MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF RYTON URBAN / DISTRICT WHO DIED IN THE CAUSE / OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND OF FREEDOM / IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR / AND IN GRATITUDE TO ALMIGHTY / GOD FOR THE GIFT OF SUCH / SPLENDID SONS. / HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE WHO SINK TO REST / BY ALL THEIR COUNTRY'S WISHES BLESS'D! / OFFICERS/ (NAMES) WALL, OTHER PLAQUES

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