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Lezayre Parish War Memorial

Period: 1923-05-23

NGR Easting: 242355

NGR Northing: 494111

Description: Inscription reads as follows: "To the / glory of God / and in / memory of the / men of the / Parish of Lezayre / who fell in the / Great War / 1914-1918."

46 names listed;
First World War.

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

11 names listed;
Second World War.

Red sandstone cross on octagonal pillar, mounted on octagonal red sandstone bases. The sandstone is from Bankend Quarries, Cumbria. White marble plaques affixed to bases. On a ledge at the front of the pillar, there is a white marble statue of a soldier.

The Lezayre Parish War Memorial is situated at the junction of the main Ramsey to Sulby road and the Churchtown Loop Road and stands on part of the Farrant Ballakillingan estate. Records of the history of the memorial and names of all the fallen in the two world wars are lodged with the Local Authority, Lezayre Parish Commissioners and may be inspected at their office. Over a long period of years the Parish Commissioners have undertaken responsibility for the maintenance of the memorial.

The memorial was unveiled on Wednesday 23 May 1923 by the Lieutenant Governor. It was dedicated by the Lord Bishop. The unveiling of the Second World War commemorative tablets was performed on Sunday 23 September 1951 by His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor. The dedication was given by The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop. Guard of Honour by the Royal Air Force, Jurby.

The memorial was designed by Ewart Crellin (1887-1950) and made by Mr Edward Christian, J.P., C.T.C. sculptor of Ramsey.

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_LEZ_00001

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