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Rushen Parish Commemorative Plaque, Kirk Christ Holy Trinity Church

Period: 1921-04-21

NGR Easting: 220876

NGR Northing: 469306

Description: Inscription reads as follows: "To the glory of God / and in memory of the men from this parish / who fell in the Great War 1914-18 / erected by their fellow parishioners."

78 names listed;
First world War.

"Also in memory of / those who fell in the war / 1939-1945."

32 names listed;
Second World War.

The tablet is fixed on the north interior wall of the church and is of the dimensions 2.32m x 975cm x 6.5cm. It is composed of a polished black and white marble wall slab, on which is fixed a red alabaster moulded and polished surround, inlaid with gold and red mosaic of a neat design. The centre panel is of white statuary marble, on which is inscribed in plain block lettering the dedication inscription and 78 names of those parishioners who fell in the war; Navy, Army, and Mercantile Marine.

The memorial was unveiled 21 April 1921 by the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, Sir William Fry, accompanied by Lady Fry and Mr Leigh Goldie-Taubman, H.K. It was dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann. The clergy and ministers present were the Lord Bishop, Rev Canon Leece , R.D. (Vicar), Rev Wm. R. Cannell (curate) who carried the Pastoral Staff, Rev E. C. Botwood (curate), Rev Robt. Ferguson (a former curate of Rushen), Rev W. J. Hannam (Superintendent Wesleyan minister), Rev J. W. Haswell (Wesleyan) and the Rev John Graham (Superintendent Primitive minister).

The memorial was designed and sculpted by Mr T. H. Royston of Douglas.

The cost of the Tablet and Lychgate, together with the alterations to the entrance of the Churchyard, was approximately £400.

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: plaque

Category: Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials

Site ID number: IOM_NIWM_RUS_00001_2


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