Unveiling of Thomas Kenny VC commemorative paving stone

Location: Wheatley Hill Cemetery, DH6 3JY

Type: Ceremony, Open to all

Date: 4 November 2015

The first of seven paving stones commemorating County Durham’s First World War Victoria Cross recipients will be unveiled on Wednesday 4 November 2015.

When: assemble at 10.30am for service of dedication from 11.00 to 11.40am.

There is restricted parking close to the cemetery so please allow extra time to park safely.

Poster for unveiling of Thomas Kenny VC commemorative paving stone



Download the Thomas Kenny VC poster for this event.


Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre, just inside the cemetery gates, will be open to visitors from 10.00am (refreshments available).




This commemorative stone was presented by the Department for Communities and Local Government as part of the First World War Centenary commemorations.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting the installation of the stone, in partnership with Durham County Council, East Durham Area Action Partnership and Wheatley Hill Parish Council.

Patricia Shaw attends the service of dedication of a commemorative stone in memory of Grandfather VC (Victoria Cross) medal winner Thomas Kenny at Wheatley Hill Cemetery in County Durham with members of her family Picture: DAVID WOOD








For further information please contact:
East Durham AAP on [email protected] or 03000 262054
Wheatley Hill Parish Council on [email protected] or 0191 527 9027

More information about First World War Centenary commemorations:
Durham County Council Cabinet report 16 July 2014
World War 1 Centenary Activity: Victoria Cross Winner’s Commemorative Paving Stone project

DCLG Victoria Cross commemorative paving stones interactive map