Tyne and Wear HER(11993): Swalwell, Garden House Cemetery, war memorial - Details
Swalwell, Garden House Cemetery, war memorial
Large freestone plinth with a short column on top and an urn of fire. On three sides there are painted scenes of 'The First Parting', 'Night Raid from the trenches' and 'The awakening from Death to Life' set behind glass in copper frames. The dedication is on the fourth side: "IN MEMORY OF PTE. JOHN W. GALLON WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION" there are also 84 names of Dunston men. The monument was commissioned by Cllr and Mrs G.E. Gallon of Victoria House, Dunston. The sculptor was H.S. Turner of Gateshead. The painter was John Taylor of Dunston.
North East War Memorials Project www.newmp.org.uk S85.04