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George Herdman Memorial Library, Orchard Walk, Port Erin

Period: 1918

NGR Easting: 219833

NGR Northing: 469147

Description: Inscription reads as follows: "This institute / is founded in memory of / George Andrew Herdman / 2nd Lieutenant 18th Kings Liverpool Regt. / Killed in action near Montauban at the Battle / of the Somme on July 1st 1916 aged 20 / and is given to the men of Port Erin / by his father and mother Dec. 1916."

First World War.

Embossed copper plate fixed with brass screw, letters in block. Mounted on wall inside library with a picture of 2nd Lieutenant George Andrew Herdman above it, either side are photographs of his mother and father. Relocated in 1988, previously held at the George Herdman Institute, Shore Road, Port Erin.

Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee.

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Site & Monument Type: public building

Category: Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials

Site ID number: IOM_NIWM_RUS_00005


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