Ingham Hospital WW2 Civil Defence Wardens Endowed Bed

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Reference WMO/283181


South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

Ocean Road

South Shields

NE33 2JA


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque. Clearly the cot [bed] was lost when the Hospital closed in 1990 to 1991 and was demolished in 1992. The Plaque is Museum reference TWECMS 2013.213
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This cot was endowed by a fund raised by members of the/Civil Defence Wardens service of South Shields as a memorial to the/following five of their comrades who made the supreme sacrifice/during the war of 1939-1945/[names]

Hilda Thompson 30.9.41/ Wm. Geo. Baldry 2.10.41/ Geo. Bertram 24.5.43/ James Oswald Slessor [sic- should be Slesser] 24.5.43/ Stanley Sotton [sic- should be Sutton] 24.5.43

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