John Frederick Lambton, 5th Earl of Durham. c1923

John Frederick Lambton, 5th Earl of Durham and Lord Liutenant of the County, shown unveiling Stockton War Memorial. 31st May 1923John Frederick Lambton, 5th Earl of Durham and Lord Liutenant of the County, shown unveiling Stockton War Memorial. 31st May 1923

2 thoughts on “John Frederick Lambton, 5th Earl of Durham. c1923

  1. A long shot but…. does anyone know if this man has any links with the story of the Lambton Worm? My father, after genealogy research, discovered that my great-great-grandfather was responsible for the building of the Penshaw Monument (visible from the motorway to Newcastle) – the hill that that Penshaw Monument stands upon is referenced in the Lambton Worm story. Therefore, any further information regarding John Frederick Lambton, 5th Earl of Durham and Lord Liutenant of the County would be much appreciated.

  2. The war memorial was originally dedicated to the officers and men of the 5th Battn. of the Durham Light Infantry who fell in the Great War. A further modification was made after the second world war to add a reference to the 1939-45 conflict. The 5th battalion was raised in Stockton and was the only battalion in the DLI to have a war memorial in its own Parish Church. It is also the only battalion of the regiment to have laid up its colours in its Parish Church, all of the other battalions have theirs in Durham Cathedral.

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