Portstewart

Our reference
6181
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 11 November 1924
  • Dedicated : 11 November 1924

Current location

The Promenade,Portstewart,Coleraine,Londonderry,BT55 7AE,Northern Ireland
OS Grid Ref.: Unknown
Denomination: Unknown

Description

SOLDIER IN SERVICE DRESS WITH RIFLE RAISED TO `ON GUARD' POSITION AND ONE FOOT FORWARD, STANDING ON PLINTH WITH NAME PANELS, AND THREE STEPPED BASE.

Inscription

(6 o'clock face) TO THE/GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF PORTSTEWART/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE/ (6 o'clock face) THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE/ FOLLOWING WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 13
Served and returned: 0
Died: 13
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject / Period

Iraq (2003-2009)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 30
Served and returned: 0
Died: 30
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 6M
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Component

Tablets
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11 November 1924
Attended by: Lady Craig (Later Viscountess Craigavon)

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 11 November 1924
Attended by: DEAN OF DERRY

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £800
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

COLERAINE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Notes

The memorial is referred to in Seamus Heaney's poem 'In Memoriam Francis Ledwige' (1979).

Reference

NORTHWEST ULSTER by ROWAN, A 461 Source: Image Library Published:PENGUIN BOOKS (BUILDINGS OF IRELAND) 1979

Reference

Ulster War Memorials http://www.ulsterwarmemorials.net/html/portstewart_county_londonderr.html

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