Thornley Book of Remembrance (MISSING)

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Reference WMO/286773


Methodist Church

Dunelm Road




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Glass Glass
  • Other Other
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Northern Ireland
About the memorial: Book of Remembrance bound in blue leather with golf edges to the pages. The names are written in a single column on each of 29 pages. It rests in a light brown wood case with glass top. It was originally in St Bartholomew's Church which closed in 2004 and was demolished in 2007. It was then moved to the Methodist Church which closed in February 2019. The current location needs to be determined.
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Front of the case-PRESENTED BY R.N. & H, BREWSTER OF THORNLEY, 1961; Front cover of the book- BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/+/1914-1919 1939-1945; Front fly leaf-This Book of Remembrance and the base/to contain it were given by Mr and Mrs Roland/N. Brewster to be kept in the Parish Church for the/Thornley British Legion, so that the names of the/Fallen can be read there from at the annual Service of/Remembrance/These gifts were presented to the Vicar, the/Reverend Philip G Mold, B.D., by Dr Alexander P. Gray,/President of Thornley British Legion, at a special Service/on Sunday November 5th, 1961. After the Unveiling, /performed by Mr William Bovill, former Secretary of/Thornley British Legion, they were blessed and dedicated by the Vicar./Others taking part in the Service were/the Reverend Gordon Johnson, Methodist Minister, and/ Captain Audrey Mason, of the Salvation Army. The/ organ was played by Miss Maureen Stark, and the/ Last Post sounded by Bandmaster Edward G.J. Kitto and /Mr Harry Hood, of the Thornley Colliery Silver Band. The/Legion Standards were carried by Mr and Mrs Robert/Slater. Representatives of the Thornley, Wheatley Hill,/ Ludworth, Cassop, Coxhoe and Trimdon British Legion/ Branches were present./ The business arrangements were carried out by/Thomas H.Holder and the Vicar./Thornley British Legion; Page 1-This Book/records the names of those/who died in the service of their/Country in two World Wars/1914-1919 1939-1946; Page 2- In Memory/of all those who lived or/worked in Thornley and who/died in the service of their Country/1914-1919; Pages 3 to 22- [134 WW1 names]; Page 23-In Memory/of Thornley Men/who died in the service of/their Country/1939-1946; Pages 24 to 27 [23 WW2 names]; Page 28- Greater Love/hath no man than this/that a man/Lay down his life/For his friends; Page 29- John Gaskell/Killed on Active Service/in Northern Ireland/1973

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