War Memorial Reinstatement

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With the assistance of Hartlepool Borough Council and Iain Wright MP for Hartlepool and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Friends of North Cemetery are pleased to announce at long last the completion of the first phase of a two part programme to reinstate the war graves and individual headstones of both world wars in North Cemetery numbering 81

The War Memorial contains 40 names of those interred.


Laying of the foundations


Setting the proposed decorative path

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Installation of the War Memorial

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War memorial and outline of decorative path

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Front View of PathCompletion of memorial & decorative path

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P1010049Picture left shows Iain Wright MP for Hartlepool with representatives of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission inspecting their initial work holding one of their standard plaques.

To compliment the positioning of the War Memorial the Friends have worked with the Council’s landscape architect to design and install a decorative path. Raising the funds  through making application to various funding pots.

We have had the war memorial positioned in the oldest part of the cemetery close to the foundation’s of the old lodge in the southern half of the cemetery.

When complete the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are expected to have North Cemetery returned to a war grave Cemetery. Once completed it is proposed to hold a dedication event.

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