Bearpark-WW1 Book of Remembrance

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Reference WMO/284346


St Edmund's Church

Auton Stile




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
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  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Brown Leather bound Paper Book of Remembrance. Each page has a single line red border. Names are handwritten in a single column on each. Note that the East Window mentioned in the Dedicatory wording on page 32 of the book is WMO/284200. On page 32 it is stated that 50 men fell in WW1, but the book lists 51, as does the post WW2 names board, WMO/237556, which accompanies that window.
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Front Cover-Parish Church/of/St Edmund/Roll of Honour/and/Record Flyleaf-Roll of Honour/and/Record/of the/Parish Church/of/St Edmund/Bearpark/1914; Page 1-The Great War 1914-1919/The men who gave their lives/[Abbott to Blake]; Pages 2 to 6- [names of the fallen Briggs to Waterson- all entries give rank and regiment]; Page 7-[names of the fallen Wilkinson to Wilson- overall 51 names]/May they rest in peace and may Light/perpetual shine on them./Men who served/[names Ayton to Aberdeen]; Pages 8 to 29-[names of the men who served B to W in alphabetical order]; Page 30- [name J G Young-overall 228 names of the served men are listed]; Women who served/[6 names A to F]; Page 31- [5 names of women who served H-T]/[the book then lists the names of Churchwardens and Vicars of the Parish, very useful, but irrelevant to this report] Page 32 (The endpaper)-Unveiling and Dedication/of the/War Memorial./On Saturday October 8th 1921 the/Central Light of the East Window,/erected to the memory of the fifty/men of the Parish who fell in the/Great War, was unveiled by/Driver R.J. Scott M.M. and dedicated/by the Venerable P.A. Derry/Archdeacon of Auckland./The window is the work of/J.C. Bewsey, Esq. London

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