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Cenotaph and Book of Remembrance

Cenotaph

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.

Built in 1922 at a cost of over £17,000, the Cenotaph was unveiled on 11 November that year 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 surrounds were restored and improved in 2008.

There are 3137 names on the 24 panels of the war memorial, including at least two women.

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).

Search for friends and relatives who died during the First World War. Names are listed 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), and are usually used to show a correction to a name which was added to the cenotaph incorrectly.

Books of Remembrance

There are two Books of Remembrance which are situated in the Erimus Heritage Room in the Town Hall. One book (the 'old' book) contains the names of people in the forces who were killed or lost in World War II.

The other book (the 'new' book) contains the names of those who have been killed or lost in any conflict since World War II, as well as those who weren’t recorded in the 'old' book or on the Cenotaph.

Search for friends and relatives who died during the Second World War or other conflicts. The names are listed in alphabetical order by surname.