6th Northumberland Fusiliers War Memorial
Type War Memorial , War Memorial
A bronze figure of St. George holding a sword, with a dragon's head at his feet on a stone pedestal. This has a circular enamel plate on a bronze inset (30 cm diam), depicting St. George slaying the dragon. Around the circumferance is painted: QUO FATA VOCANT. The pedestal also has a bronze angel figure at each corner (20 cm high). The pedestal is central to a low curving white stone screen on either side which has a bench set into it and two steps down to the ground level.
The memorial was unveiled by Major-General Sir Percival S. Wilson in front of a large gathering of military and civic authorities and ordinary citizens.(1) It cost £3000 with Bowman responsible for the enamel plaque and Currie for the carved stone decorations on the pedestal.(2)
Raised Roman letters on bronze ribbons along top of seating: TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS NONCOM- / MISSIONED OFFICERS & MEN OF THE 6TH (TERRITORIAL) / BATTALION NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
Incised Roman lettering on left face of pedestal: 1914 and 43RD BN / ROYAL TANK REGT / 1939 / 1945
On right face of pedestal: 1918 and 49TH BN / ROYAL TANK REGT / 1939-1945
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