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Andreas Parish War Memorial

Period: 1924-11-09

NGR Easting: 241532

NGR Northing: 499293

Description: Inscription reads as follows: "To the glory of God / and in grateful remembrance / of the men of this parish / who fell in the service of their / king and country / 1914-1918."

18 names listed alphabetically;
First World War.

Also: "In grateful and honoured memory / of the men of this parish who gave / their lives in the Second World War / 1939-1945."

8 names listed alphabetically;
Second World War.

Red sandstone obelisk upon three sandstone tiers, mounted with five slate plaques. Cross on top of obelisk.

The memorial was unveiled on Sunday 09 November 1924. It was unveiled by Mrs J. Christian and Mrs T. Crowe, each of whom lost two sons in the war. The Superintendant ministers of the Ramsey Wesleyan Methodist and Primitive Methodist Circuits, Rev. P.H. Simpson and Rev. P. Anderson, took part in the service. The memorial was dedicated by The Archdeacon Ven. J. Kewley M.A.

The memorial was designed by Mr Cosmo Kendall, of Andreas and the erection was done by voluntary labour.

Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee.
Image courtesy of Chris Blyth, Isle of Man Photographic Society.

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Site & Monument Type: obelisk

Category: Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials

Site ID number: IOM_NIWM_AND_00001

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