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DARLINGTON POST OFFICE WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Charlesworth - Royal Mail - 2007
additional information Briony Kay - Information Services Department, Tyhe National Archives
Mrs Sarah Quinn of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for the detailed information on the five fallen Postmen

There are two memorial tablets located in the entrance lobby at the Royal Mail Darlington Mail Centre, St. Cuthbert’s Way, DARLINGTON, DL1 1AA and each contains the names of those Darlington District Postmen who went to war and lost their lives. The World War 1 memorial takes the form of a black enamelled brass tablet with relief lettering mounted on a wooden backing. The second memorial tablet for World War 2 is mounted below the Great War Memorial tablet on the same wooden backing. It takes the form of a polished brass plate engraved with the names of the fallen.

Photograph Copyright © Dave Charlesworth 2007
DARLINGTON POSTAL DISTRICT
1914
 
1918
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF
THE STAFF WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR.

BAILEY

John

Private 46685, 19th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 9th August 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Barnard Castle, enlisted Newcastle. Only son of John and Mary Elizabeth Bailey, of 4, Wood St., Barnard Castle, Co. Durham. Buried in LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10. See also Barnard Castle Post Office, Barnard Castle St Mary and Barnard Castle.

BLAND

H P

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BODDY

T

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BROWN

T

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DIXON

H

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ELGEY

J G

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GILMORE

John

Sergeant 8403, 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Born and resident Barnard Castle, enlisted Richmond, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 55 to 58. See also Barnard Castle Post Office, Barnard Castle St Mary and Barnard Castle.

GLADWIN

W

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GROVES

E W

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HEPPLE

P

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LANGHORN

S W

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LIDDLE

J E

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LUMLEY

Harold Robert

Private PS/8964, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 30th July 1916. Born and enlisted Barnard Castle, resident New Shildon. Buried in CAUDRY OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 2. See also Barnard Castle Post Office, Barnard Castle St Mary and Barnard Castle.

MCGREGORY

R

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MCVAY

P

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PATTISON

W

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PEARSON

H

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PEARSON

T

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REID

W A

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ROBINSON

F

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SHEPHERD

Thomas

Private D/22066, 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 27th October 1918. Aged 34. Born Cleatham, Durham, enlisted Dalton, Newcastle-on-Tyne, resident Baringham, Durham. Husband of Florence Shepherd, of Barningham, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham. Formerly 301904, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 2. See also Barnard Castle St Mary and Barnard Castle Post Office.

SMILES

R H

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SUFFELL

H G

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WEGG

C E

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WORFOLK

E P

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"Their name liveth for evermore."

DARLINGTON POST OFFICE

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THEIR
COMRADES TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
UNDERMENTIONED COLLEAGUES
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY + 1939 – 1945

CONNOR

W J

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HARDAKER

M

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KENT

E

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MILLER

J

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O’CONNOR

J D

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PEDEN

J M

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Last updated 30 May, 2007

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