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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Belfast
Town
Belfast
County
Antrim
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
GRANVILLE SMYTH
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 28th October 1963
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13218
Current location

NORTHERN IRELAND WAR MEMORIAL
21 Talbot Street
Belfast
Belfast
Antrim
BT1 2LD
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 463 302
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • NORTHERN IRELAND WAR MEMORIAL
    9/13 Waring St
    Belfast
    Belfast
    Antrim
    BT1 2LD
    Northern Ireland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
FOUR STOREY BUILDING. HALL OF FRIENDSHIP ON GROUND FLOOR CELEBRATES RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NORTHERN IRELAND AND UNITED STATES FORCES. WALLS OF THE HALL ARE FINISHED IN LIGHT COLOURED CLIFFDALE MARBLE SHIPPED OVER FROM THE UNITED STATES. TWO FRIEZES OF HAMMERED COPPER ARE SET INTO THE MARBLE WALLS. ONE SHOWS EFFORTS OF THE PEOPLE OF ULSTER DURING THE WAR SUCH AS SHIP-BUILDING AND HEAVY INDUSTRY. THE OTHER DEPICTS THE AMERICAN FORCES MOVING THROUGH ULSTER FROM WEST TO EAST ON THEIR WAY TOWARDS THE FIGHTING IN EUROPE. BEYOND THE HALL OF FRIENDSHIP IS THE MEMORIAL HALL HOLDING TWO LEATHER BOUND REMEMBRANCE BOOKS. THESE BOOKS REST INSIDE A BRONZE CASKET ON A BLOCK OF ROUGH HEWN ULSTER GRANITE. ALSO IN MEMORIAL HALL IS STAINED GLASS WINDOW. WINDOW FEATURES TWO COLUMNS OF FIRE ON WHICH ARE SUPERIMPOSED THE BADGES OF VARIOUS SERVICES AND ABOVE WHICH ARE THE DATES OF THE TWO WORLD WARS AND A FIELD OF CROSSES. WINDOW ALSO BEARS IMAGES OF LAUREL WREATH AND DOVE OF PEACE. UPPER FLOORS OF BUILDING ARE OCCUPIED BY A LECTURE HALL, COMMITTEE ROOMS AND OFFICES OF THE BRITISH LEGION AND OTHER EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
2007: Talbot Street building replaced an earlier building -Memorial House - which was situated in Waring Street on a site which was bombed during the Blitz in 1941.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • FOR YOUR TOMORROW: BRITISH SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 157-9 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1995 YORK
  • The Builder pg 891 May 17 1957
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 160-1 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • CENTRAL BELFAST by PATTON, M 329 Source: Image Library
  • Other website www.niwarmemorial.org/

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