National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

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

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Reid, John Sculptor
Bowman, Rene Artist
Currie, William Builder

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Screen and seats Portland stone 700cm wide
Pedestal Portland stone 280cm high x 110cm square
Statue Bronze 180cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Patination, Pigmentation
Structural condition
Road Barras Bridge
Precise location Corner of Barras Bridge and St. Mary's Place
A-Z ref 60 1C
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1924
Unveiling details Unveiled 29th November 1924
Commissioned by Public subscription
Duty of care Newcastle City Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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