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Hartlepool in County Durham, England, United Kingdom
 

The Bombardment of the Hartlepools

 
 
The Bombardment of the Hartlepools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2018
1. The Bombardment of the Hartlepools Marker
Inscription.
The Bombardment
of the Hartlepools
This memorial commemorates all those
across the Hartlepools who were killed or wounded
due to the naval bombardment of the 16th December 1914.
At least 114 civilians, 9 soldiers and 7 sailors were killed,
with 500 others being seriously wounded.
Contemporaries truthfully stated that no local family
was untouched by the events of that day.
the scenes depicted on the sides
are taken from local artist James Clark’s painting
“The Bombardment of the Hartlepools” (1915)
which portrays the attack as it occurred close to this spot.
the figures symbolise those who found themselves
caught up in the attack, young and old, civilian or military.

“We will remember them”

 
Location. 54° 41.785′ N, 1° 10.562′ W. Marker is in Hartlepool, England, in County Durham. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Moor Terrace and Bath Terrace, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located next to the Heugh lighthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Moor Terrace, Hartlepool, England TS24 0PS, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Trophy from Sebastopol (a few steps
The Bombardment of the Hartlepools Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2018
2. The Bombardment of the Hartlepools Memorial
from this marker); a different marker also named Bombardment of the Hartlepools (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bombardment of the Hartlepools (within shouting distance of this marker); First Soldier Killed (within shouting distance of this marker); Coast Defence Gun Barrel (within shouting distance of this marker); 5.5 inch Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval Gun Barrel (within shouting distance of this marker); L6 Wombat (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartlepool.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hartlepool History Then & Now - The Bombardment of the Hartlepools. (Submitted on November 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
The Bombardment of the Hartlepools Memorial and the Heugh Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2018
3. The Bombardment of the Hartlepools Memorial and the Heugh Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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