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Isle of Man National War Memorial, St John's

Period: 1923-11-08

NGR Easting: 227828

NGR Northing: 481901

Description: Inscription reads as follows: "Names of all men from all parts / of the Island who gave their lives during / WW1 - 1914 - 1919."

1261 names listed;
First World War.

Also: "Names of men from every / parish on the Island who perished in the Second / Great War - 1939 - 1945."

494 names listed;
Second World War.

Celtic cross resting on an inclined base which sits on five tiered steps.

The memorial was unveiled on 08 November 1923 by the Lieutenant Governor Sir William Fry KCVO CB. It was dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. It was designed by P.M.C. Kermode and constructed by T.H. Royston.

The memorial was built on a field which was originally part of Ballahown Farm, German. It was purchased from the owner by Government Property Trustees on 21st August 1923, for the sum of £300. The memorial was unveiled on Thursday 08 November 1923. The bronze name tablets on the memorial were made by J. Youle & Co. Ltd, of Rotherham.

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_GER_00001


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