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Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial
Newcastle First World War Memorial

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The memorial consists of a tall, classical stone pedestal with a deep, moulded base and plinth, standing on a shallow, stepped platform. The pedestal is surmounted by a dynamic figure of Saint George (patron saint of the Northumberland Fusiliers) on a rearing charger, thrusting a lance into the gorge of the contorted dragon. The upper part of the pedestal has a moulded string-course and deep cornice, the east and west sides are slightly convex. The front face has a relief carving of a lion. The left face has a curved relief depicting a mother and child, and an angel. The right face depicts the figure of Justice, holding scales, stood with another female figure, looking down at a semi-nude female figure on her knees. On the rear face of the pedestal is a large bronze wreath.
Title

Newcastle First World War Memorial

Date

1923

Medium

bronze & Portland stone

Measurements

H 250 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 600 x W 380 x D 350 cm

Accession number

NE1_SD_S010

Acquisition method

funded by public subscription

Work type

War memorial

Owner

Newcastle City Council

Custodian

Newcastle City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II* (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

26th December 1923

Listing date

12/11/65

Access

at all times

Inscription description

front face: 1914–1918 / 1919–1945; rear face: MEMORY / LINGERS HERE; left face: PEACE; right face: JUSTICE; base: A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION / TO THE MEN OF / NEWCASTLE AND DISTRICT / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

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