Loftus War Memorial was unveiled on 11th November 1922, it was designed by B J Wormleighton and erected by C Hebditch.
Two panels list the casualties of World War 1
A third panel holds the World War 2 additions.
Interestingly theÂ first name Herbert Armsby has been erased because he actually returned home 8 years later having claimed he lost his memory (although he did return home shortlyÂ after an amnesty was declared on deserters)
The fountain below carries the inscription “THESE LAID THE WORLD AWAY AND POURED OUT THE RED SWEET WINE OF YOUTH, GAVE UP THE YEARS TO BE OF WORK AND JOY AND THAT UNHOPED SERENE THAT MEN CALL AGE” which is a line from The Dead by Rupert Brooke.
There is an additional plaque from 2002 dedicated to Stanley Hollis who was the only person to be awarded the Victoria Cross on D-Day 6th June 1944.
He is also commemorated as one of the only three locals to be awarded the VC on a memorial in Middlesbrough Town Hall