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Goldie-Taubman War Memorial, Douglas Head

Period: n.d

NGR Easting: 238863

NGR Northing: 474681

Description: Inscription on front of base of cross reads as follows:
"To the chivalry / of the men of this Island / and all men of this Island / and all who died for us / a token / of profound admiration / and deep gratitute. / These leave a notable example to such as / be young to die willingly and courageously / MACC. II. V1. 28."

Inscription on stone tablet set into the ground, in front of cross reads as follows:
"The Great War / 1914 - 1918 / 1939 - 1945."

No names listed;
First World War.
Second World War.

The memorial is an Irish limestone cross, located within enclosed iron railings on Douglas Head, facing towards Douglas Bay, above Marine Drive. The 1935-1945 inscription was added later using a separate tablet. The tablet is made from Manx slate.

The momument was a gift from Mr John Leigh Goldie-Taubman of the Nunnery, Douglas. It was unveiled on 11 November 1921 and dedicated by Rev. H.S. Taggart, M.A., Vicar of St. Matthew's Church, Douglas.

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: cross

Category: Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials

Site ID number: IOM_NIWM_DOU_00015


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The cross is Irish Limestone and not granite. It replaced the original memorial which was a red sandstone pierced Celtic cross. - peter kelly Report this