Palmers Shipbuilding Yard-Zeppelin Raid

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Reference WMO/282831


South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

Ocean Road

South Shields

NE33 2JA


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque. Originally in the Erecting Shed in Ellison Street. It was then recorded in several different locations in the yard up until 1973. Subsequently the shipyard was closed and the plaque went missing. It then appeared in the Bede Gallery, Jarrow (which closed in 1996) and was put up for sale at Boldon Auction Galleries by the former Bede Gallery owner in 2015, from whence it was purchased by South Shields Museum. Their reference is TWCMS: 2016.203. The Zeppelin was LZ40 (L10). The ages of the 11 killed at the Yard varied from 16 to 67. The final Victim, Ann Isabella Loughlin, who lived near the yard, died of shock according to the inquest. One man who died at the yard, but is not on the Plaque, was Joseph Lane, aged 67- he is commemorated on the St John's Methodist Church Plaque-WMO/282853. Karl Kalnin (on the plaque) was named as Karl Karling at the inquest. After the raid here bombs were dropped at Willington Quay on the north bank of the Tyne and Police Constable Robert Telford was killed-he is buried at Chollerton Churchyard. He is also commemorated on the Chollerton War Memorial and at other locations
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In honour of/12 names)/who were killed near this spot by a bomb dropped from a German airship whilst/serving their King and Country on the night of 15 June 1915. This memorial is/erected by the Board of Directors of Palmers

Column 1- Albert Bramley/ Matthew Carter/ John Cuthbert Davison/ Karl Kalnin/ Robert Thomas Nixon/ Lawrence Frazer Sanderson/ Column 2- Thomas Henry Smith/ Ralph Snaith/ William Grieves Turner/ George Ward/ John George Windle/ William Erskine Cook Young

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