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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Douglas
Town
Douglas
County
Isle of Man
Country
Isle of Man
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
Maker
MESSRS HARRY HEMS & SONS, EWART CRELLIN, THOMAS QUAYLE
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 May 1924
    Attended by: 17th Earl of Derby
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 May 1924
    Attended by: Bishop of Sodor and Mann
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28188
Current location

Harris Promenade
Douglas
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 4EL
Isle of Man

OS Grid Ref: SC 38318 76169
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE-STEPPED SQUARE BASE SURMOUNTED BY LARGE PLINTH, PEDESTAL AND FIGURE OF A SERVICEMAN IN FULL KIT. NAMES INSCRIBED ON SLATE TABLETS (3 tablets per side for WW1 and 4 tablets per side for WW2)-the 12 o'clock face WW1 plaques also have 1 name for the Korean Conflict. On the front (6 o'clock face) are 2 additional copper tablets-1 for an additional WW1 name, and one for the Aden Conflict. There are also 2 copper vases on a copper bracket on each of 8 corners of the memorial. WEST FACE: LAUREL WREATH ABOVE THE MAIN INSCRIPTION AND GOLD CROSS NEAR THE TOP OF THE COLUMN. EAST FACE: CROSS CARVED INTO THE STONEWORK NEAR THE TOP OF THE COLUMN
Inscription
6 o'clock (WEST) FACE: DOUGLAS/ COMMEMORATES THE/ LOYALTY, COURAGE/ AND SELF-SACRIFICE/ OF THOSE WHO/ FELL IN THE/ GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ THESE ARE THEY WHO FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FREEDOM'S/ NAVY/RN, RNR,RNVR,MMR/RND AND RNAS/(90 NAMES)/ AIR FORCE/[5 names]/ CAVALRY/[3 names]/ ROYAL ARTILLERY/ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY/[25 names]/ ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY/[9 names]/ ROYAL ENGINEERS/[20 names]/ INFANTRY/BLACK WATCH/[2 names]/BORDER REGIMENT/[5 names]/CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT/[1 name]/CAMERON HIGHLANDERS/[1 name] 1939 NAVY 1945/ RN, RNR, RNVR,FAR & MN/ (68 NAMES) SOUTH FACE: SAKE LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH/ (NAMES)/ CHESHIRE REGIMENT/[45 names]/ COLDSTREAM GUARDS/[4 names]/ DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT/[1 name]/ DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT/[4 names]/ DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/[3 names]/ EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT/[8 names]/ EAST SURREY REGIMENT/[1 name]/ EAST YORKS REGIMENT/[2 names]/ ESSEX REGIMENT/[2 names]/ GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT/[1 name]/ GORDON HIGHLANDERS/[1 name]/ GRENADIER GUARDS/[1 name]/ IRISH GUARDS/[1 name]/ HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY/[3 names]/ KING'S (LIVERPOOL)/[93 names] 1939 ARMY 1945/ ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS/ ( 7 NAMES) RECONNAISANCE CORPS/[1 name]/ ROYAL ARTILLERY/[26 names]/ ROYAL ENGINEERS/[15 names]/ ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS/[2 names]/ GRENADIER GUARDS/[1 name]/ IRISH GUARDS/[1 name]/ QUEEN'S ROYAL REGT/[1 name] ROYAL FUSILIERS/[1 name]/ KING'S REGT (LIVERPOOL)/[7 names]/ KING'S OWN ROYAL REGT/[1 name] EAST FACE: THEREFORE THEY SHALL BE AS THE STONES OF A CROWN/ 1939 ARMY 1945/ KINGS LIVERPOOL REGIMENT/(12 NAMES)/ KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS/[2 NAMES]/ KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS/[1 NAME]/ LANCASHIRE FUSILIIERS/[18 NAMES]/ LINCOLN REGIMENT/[1 NAME]/ LONDON REGIMENT/[9 NAMES]/ LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT/[14 NAMES]/ MANCHESTER REGIMENT/[16 NAMES]/ MIDDLESEX REGIMENT [1 NAME]/ NORFOLK REGIMENT [1 NAME]/ NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT/[2 NAMES]/ NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS/[5 NAMES]/ OXFORD & BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY/[1 NAME]/ RIFLE BRIGADE/[5 NAMES]/ ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS/[2 NAMES]/ ROYAL FUSILIERS/[9 NAMES]/ ROYAL INNISKILLIN FUSILIERS/[5 NAMES]/ ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT/[1 NAME]/ ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT/[12 NAMES]/ ROYAL SCOTS/[16 NAMES]/ ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE RGT/[3 NAMES]/ ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS/[7 NAMES]/ ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT/[1 NAME]/ ROYAL WEST SURREY RGT/[1 NAME]/ SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/[3 NAMES]/ SCOTS GUARDS/[9 NAMES]/ SCOTTISH RIFLES/[1 NAME]/ SHERWOOD FORESTERS/[6 NAMES]/ SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY/[4 NAMES]/ 1939 ARMY 1945/ LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (2 NAMES)/ ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS/[1 name]/ CHESHIRE REGT/[2 names]/ MONMOUTHSHIRE REGT/[1 name]/ KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS/[1 name]/ EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT/[2 names]/ DUKE OF WELLINGTONS REGIMENT/[1 name]/ BORDER REGIMENT/[1 name]/ SOUTH STAFFORD REGIMENT/[1 name]/ WELCH REGIMENT/3 names]/ BLACK WATCH/[2 names]/ LOYAL REGIMENT/[2 names]/ KOYLI/[1 name]/ MANCHESTER REGIMENT/[1 name]/ YORK & LANCASTER REGT/[3 names]/ ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES/[1 name]/ PARACHUTE REGIMENT/[1 name]/ COMMANDO/[1 name]/ RASC/[8 names]/ RAMC/[1 name]/ RAOC/[3 names]/ REME/[4 names]/ CRMP/[1 name]/ ROYAL PIONEER CORPS/[3 names]/ NORTH FACE: LIFTED UP AS AN ENSIGN UPON THIS LAND/ SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT/[7 names]/ SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT/3 names]/ SOUTH WALES BORDERERS/[4 names]/ SUFFOLK REGIMENT/[1 name]/ WELSH REGIMENT/[3 names]/ WEST RIDING REGIMENT/[1 name]/ WEST YORKS REGIMENT/[3 names]/ WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT/ [3 names]/ YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY/[4 names]/ CHAPLAIN'S DEPARTMENT/[1 name]/ ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS/[1 name]/ ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS/[25 names]/ ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS/[3 names]/ LABOUR CORPS/[4 names]/ ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS/[4 names]/ ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS/[1 name] NON-COMBATANT CORPS/[1 name]/ QUEEN MARY'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS/[1 name] KOREA/ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS/[1 name]/ OVERSEAS FORCES/AUSTRALIAN/[13 names]/CANADIAN/[26 names]/INDIAN ARMY/1 name]/NEW ZEALAND FORCES/[4 names]/SOUTH AFRICAN/[8 names]/EAST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE/[1 name]/ 1939 ROYAL AIR FORCE 1945/ [48 names]/ OVERSEAS FORCES/AUSTRALIAN FORCES/3 names]/SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE/[1 name]/FEDERATED MALAY STATES VOLUNTEER FORCE/[1 name]/82ND AIRBORNE DIV USA/[1 name] WOMEN'S SERVICES/WRNS/[1 name]/ATS/[1 name]/WAAF/[1 name]/NAAFI/[1 name]/COLONIAL N SERVICES/[1 name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adderley, John
Addison, Joseph H
Albert, William A
Allen, Joseph H
Allen, R
Allen, Robert E
Archer, Thomas
Armroyd, Thomas A
Arnold, G
Ashe, J
See details for all 867 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 636
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 636
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,decorations, rank, initials of forenames
    Order of information: regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 237
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 237
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: regiment
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height 1830mm, width 445mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 60mm, height 690mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 2590mm, height c7000mm, width 2590mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Vase
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 5150mm, height 150mm, width 5150mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 4200mm, height 200mm, width 4200mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 3170mm, height 200mm, width 3170mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 100mm, width 150mm
    Materials: Copper
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 100mm, width 150mm
    Materials: Copper
Condition
Costs

Site: £3276 17S 3D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Douglas Borough Council
Reference

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