1920 – Selected design for West Hartlepool War Memorial, Durham

Architect: George J. Coombs, A.R.C.A.


A competition for the memorial design was managed by architect Ernest Newton, RA, who was then President of Royal Institute of British Architects. The winner was George J. Coombs of Aberdeen. Coombs’ design was apparently complete by 1921, when he died, and his plans were carried out by George Bennett Mitchell, Vice-President of the Institute of Scottish Architects. Published in The Building News, November 19 1920.