Holy Trinity Church Sunderland-Book of Remembrance

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Other Other
  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Book of Remembrance. Since the book was produced further names have been added due to subsequent research. Details of those added names are not known. Holy Trinity Church is redundant and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The Book is hardback bound in red with black spine and corners. The words "Great War Memorial Book" are tooled in gold Roman capitals on the front cover. The pages are typed. Part 1 is the dedications and introduction, Parts 2 to 7 are the men from Sunderland serving imn the Army, arranged by regiment. Part 8 is the Sunderland Men serving in the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy. Part 9 lists a) Army Officers, b) Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force, c) names of men listed in The Sunderland Echo [the local newspaper] but not in official records, d) those who served with Commonwealth Forces, e) Civilians. Part 10 shows the names of Sunderland men on local war memorials plus names from Sunderland, Castletown and Hylton who died. Part 11 is the names from Ryhope and Silksworth, Part 12 is the names from Southwick. Part 13 is the names from Washington, Barmston and Usworth. Overall there a total of around 7,000 names, which are on the very long NEWMP transcripts, referenced. There are 3 copies- this one at The Donnison (originally in the Church), the Second with the Mayor of Sunderland in the Civic Centre, the 3rd in Sunderland City Library. It was produced in the year 2000 by a Mr Roly Riddell as a personal project. Previously there was no comprehensive record of the City's role in WW1.
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