Middlesbrough cenotaph and war memorial
The cenotaph commemorates those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars, and other conflicts. It's located on Linthorpe Road, outside the entrance gates to Albert Park, in front of the Dorman Museum.
It was built in 1922, and cost over £17,000. It was originally dedicated to those lost in the First World War. Their names can be found on the war memorial opposite the cenotaph.
The cenotaph was unveiled on 11 November 1922 by the deputy mayor of Middlesbrough, J.G. Pallister. After the Second World War, the cenotaph was rededicated to those who died in that conflict and other wars.
The north and south faces of the monument are inscribed with the epitaph 'THE GLORIOUS DEAD 1914–1919, 1939–1945'.
The cenotaph and surrounding area were restored and improved in 2008.
We celebrated the centenary of the cenotaph in 2022. Find out more about the cenotaph's 100-year history.
The 24 panels on the Albert Park walls make up the war memorial.
There are 3137 names on the war memorial, including at least two women. All of them died during the First World War. There are no names listed from the Second World War - these can be found in the books of remembrance in the Town Hall.
Of the 3137 names, 1107 are for men of the Yorkshire Regiment (either those who joined the regiment and subsequently transferred, or who served continuously in the regiment).
If you're not able to visit the memorial, you can use our online list of names to search for friends and relatives who died during the First World War.
Names are listed in the document in alphabetical order by surname. For names with a number in brackets beside it, this means a footnote is available. These can be found below the list of names (sometimes on the next page). They're usually used to show a correction to a name which was added to the cenotaph incorrectly.