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Walton War MemorialWalton War Memorial
On the front plate: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF WALTON WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.

"Age shall not weary them..."
Photographed 12th November 2018.

See page 2 for more information about those named on the memorial.
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon, 1869 - 1943 [For the Fallen]


1914 - 1919
These names appear on the front plate of the memorial

 A. AMOS
R. E. ATKINSON
J. BROADHEAD
E. F. CLARKE
W. B. CRESWICK
G. R. ELSEY
J. LUMB
T. MARSHALL
R. E. MELLY
R. OSBURN
C. POXON 

 G. F. PRIDAY
H. ROWLANDS
C. R. SMITH
G. SMITH
C. A. THOMPSON
L. R. WARBURTON
H. WARD
C. WILSON
H. WILSON
P. WILKINSON
E. YOUNG


1939 - 1945
These names appear on the plate on the
lefthand side of the memorial
JACK RAY
THOMAS E. HARRIS

KENNETH BULLIMORE

WILLIAM WILLIAMS

KENNETH ORFORD

RONALD HUGHES

HAROLD SMITH

ERIC CHURCHILL

 

 

Eleven-O-One (Tommy), Ray Lonsdale. At Seaham.

 

The end of the Great War is shown as '1919' on the War Memorial.
The reason or this is as follows:
Armistice Day was on 11th November 1918, that was the day that fighting was to cease.
However, it took several more months of negotiation to conclude the peace treaty,
the Treaty of Versailles, that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
This treaty was signed on 28th June 1919, exactly five years to the day after the assassination in Sarajevo of
the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The assassination of the Archduke on the 28th June 1914 led to the outbreak of the Great War (World War I) one month later, on 28th July 1914.
Legally, the formal peace treaties were not complete until the last, the Treaty of Lausanne, was signed on 24th July 1923.


Eleven O One by Ray Lonsdale. The statue measures some nine feet five inches in height.
It is situated on Terrace Green in the small seaside town of Seaham, County Durham.
It depicts a soldier of the First World War sitting on an ammunition box, rifle in hand, head bowed.
The statue is also known as "Tommy", the universal nickname for a British soldier, particularly of the First World War.
In 1918
, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns on the Western Front fell silent. 
Eleven O One represents a soldier in the first moments of peace after the armistice.

 

 

 

 


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