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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Peel
Town
Peel
County
Isle of Man
Country
Isle of Man
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr T.H. Royston (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 April 1922
    Attended by: Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, Sir W. Fry
  • Rededicated
    Date: 9 November 1946
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 November 1946
    Attended by: His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man. Air Vice Marshal Sir Geoffrey Bromet, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 April 1922
    Attended by: Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28194
Current location

St German's Cathedral Church
Junction of Tynwald Road
Atholl Street
Derby Road and Lyndale Avenue
Peel
Peel
Isle of Man
IM5 1HH
Isle of Man

OS Grid Ref: SC 24608 84036
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tall Celtic style wheel cross of Woolton sandstone with tapering shaft, square plinth and two stepped base. names on four inset panels
Inscription
TO/ THE ETERNAL/ AND/ GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ AND FOR THE/ WHOLE CIVILISED WORLD/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES AROUND PLINTH) TO/ THE ETERNAL/ AND/ GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ AND FOR THE/ WHOLE CIVILISED WORLD/ IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES AROUND PLINTH)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, W. V.
Bailey, A W
Bell, R J
Boyd, R
Bridson, L
Butterworth, H P
Cain, A E
Cain, F
Cain, J T
Callister, J
See details for all 125 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 101
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 101
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Woolton
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Woolton
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Woolton
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Woolton
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Woolton
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Full Suite of Images- www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/190427/
  • Mona's Herald, Tuesday, April 15, 1958; Page: 3 www.imuseum.im/Olive/APA/IsleofMan/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=MNH/1958/04/15&id=Ar00304&sk=3C2A614D&viewMode=image War Memorial belongs to Church Statement by the Vicar of German
  • Isle of Man Times, Saturday, November 16, 1946; Page: 5 www.imuseum.im/Olive/APA/IsleofMan/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=IMT/1946/11/16&id=Ar00501&sk=E76B04D4&viewMode=image REMEMBRANCE DAY AT PEEL. Governor Unveils Memorial Tablet. Touching Speech by His Excellence.
  • Peel City Guardian, Saturday, April 22, 1922; Page: 3 www.imuseum.im/Olive/APA/IsleofMan/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=PCG/1922/04/22&id=Ar00304&sk=5B567F9D&viewMode=image Parish of Kirk German UNVEILING AND DEDICATION
  • German Parish War Memorial, grounds of St German's Cathedral www.imuseum.im/search/place_record/view?id=mnh-site-213770&tab=all&from=0&term=peel+war+memorial&size=20&sort=&filter=&view=&images=&ttmgp=0&rfname=&rlname=&machine=&race=&raceyear=&linked=0&pos=2
  • The Manx Quarterly Issue 29 (1923) [photograph] German A similar ceremony in celebration of the fallen men from the parish of German-which includes the town of Peel, and the chaplaincies of St. John's and Cronk-y-Voddy took place on April 20th, at the Parish Church in Peel. Peel and the adjoining neighbourhood were well represented alike in the Navy, the Army, and the Mercantile Marine, and no less than 101 local sailors and soldiers gave their lives, to quote the form of service used on this occasion, for their country and the whole civilised world. The names are as follows: - A.W.Bailey, K.G.R.L. ; R.J.Bell, R.F.A.; R. Boyd, Anzac E.F. ; L. Bridson, 11th Essex R.; H. P. Butterworth, R.E.; A. E. Cain, Coldstream G.; F. Cain, Anzac E.F. ; J. T. Cain, R.G.A. ; J. Callister, R.F.; T. H. Carran, R.E.; O. Cashin, R.G.A. ; W. Christian, H.M. Mine Sweepers; J. E. Clarks, K.L.R,;, W. H. Clarke, E. Lancs. R.; W. H. Cleator, 12th Cheshire R.; H. Clucas, R.E. ; R. Corkish, K.L.R.; W. D. Cattier, K.L.R.; W. C. Cowley, Royal Irish; R. Crebbin, H.M.S. Ben-my-Chree; E. Crellin, London R.; W. H. Crellin, K.L.R. ; T. E. Cringle, M.G.C.; W. Crinnan, Welsh R.; E. Cubbon, H.M.S. Goliath; W. H. A. V. Delaary, R.A.S.O.; J. F. Dodd, K.L.R.; J. Faregher, Warwick Regt.; J. T. Faylp, L.N. Lanes. Regt.; J. Foulkes, K.S.L.I.; W. B. Gale, H.M.S. Bayano; H. Gasdy, R, Lancaster Regt.; J. Gill, H.M.S. Goliath; J. W. Gill, 3rd K.L.R. ; A. H. Gorry, R.N.R.T. ; T. Greggor, H.M.S. Alberta; T. C. Gregor, K.L.R. ; J. E. Harrison, Lane, Fus.; Harrison, Lane. Fus.; H. Howland, R.G.A. ; W. Howland, L.N. Land. R. ; E. H. Hugh, Dorset Regt. ; W. N. Hughes, H.M. Trawlers; D. Irving, H.M.S. Princess Alberta; A. N. Joyce, K.L.R.; E. C. Kay, Seaforth Highlanders; A. Kelly, K.O.R.L. ; H. Kelly, R.F.A. ; J. H. Kelly, H.M. Patrol; J M. Kelly, H.M.S. Bayano; T. C. Kelly, N.Z. Forces; W. Kelly, K.L.R.; W. S. Kennaugh, London P.O. Rifles; B. Kermode, Anzac E.F.; J. Killey, K.L.R.; P, E. Killey, H.M.S. Princess Dagmar J. Kinley, R.N.R. ; B. Leece, 10th K.L.R. (Scottish) ; W. E, Leece, K.L.R. ; A. M. Lewis, 52nd Sikh Regt; J. W. Lewis, 3rd Devon Regt. ; G. S. Lowey, K.L.R. ; F. McNicoll, K.L.R. ; H. E. McGarry, K.L.R. ; J. Moore, K.L.R. ; R. B. Moughtin, Canadian E.F.; D. Mylchreest, H.M. Trawlers; E. Mylrea, R.E. ; J. Nolan, Cheshire R.; H. Pitvs, K.L.R.; R. A. Quane, Anzacs; F. Quayle, R.F. ; G. Quayle, Canadian E.F. ; W. Quayle, Coldstream G.; W. H. Quayle, H.M.S. Marksman; J. J. Quirk, Middlesex R.; W. Quirk, H.M.T. Sound Fisher; A. J. Roberts, R. Welsh F.; J. T. Rothwell, R.F.A.; G. H. Sheard, H.M. Mine Sweepers; F. E. Shimmin, H.M.S. Ramsey; J. W. Shimmin, H.M.S. Lavender; L. Shimmin, 10th K.L.R. (Scottish) ; R. F. Shimmin, R.N.R.T. ; S. Shimmin, Canadian E.F. ; T. G. Shimmin, 10th K.L.R. (Scottish) ; W. Shimmin; H.M. Mine Sweepers; G. Skelly, Canadian E.F.; R. Smith N.Z. Infantry-W. W. Smith, 17th N.Z. Regt.; W. Stevens, R.F.A, ; W. J. Taggart, R. Welsh F.; F. Teare, Canadian E.F.; F. W. Tears, Seaforth H.; R, A. Vick, K.L.R. ; R. H. Watterson,' H.M. Trawlers; W. Watterson, R.N.R. ; W. H. Watterson, R.F.A. ; J. White, K.L.R. ; A. E. Wilmot, H.M. Trawlers; J. Wood, H.M. Submarine E4. The cross, which is Runic in design, has been erected just outside the west window, parallel with the gate of the church grounds which opens on to Atholl-street. It is set well back from the road-way, and is of appropriate height, and consequently enjoys a particularly conspicuous position. The sculptor is Mr T. H. Royston, of Douglas, and the material is Woolton red sandstone. The unveiling ceremony was performed by the Lieut.-Governor, and the Lord Bishop formally dedicated the memorial. The local companies of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, numbering about 250, attended, and uniformed representatives of the Army and Navy mounted guard over the memorial. The "Last Post" acid "Reveille" were sounded at the close of the service. The officiating clergy were the Vicar (the Rev. W. Newton Hudson, M.A.), the Rev. S. Greenhalgh, chaplain of Cronk-y-Voddy, the Rev. C. A. Cannan, B.A., chaplain of St. John's, and the Rev. T. R. Kneale, M.A., Rural Dean of Peel. The mound on which the monument was erected, was guarded by coast-guards, with cutlasses reversed, under Petty-Officer Miller, and the ex-service men were drawn up under Lieutenant Stanley Kelly and Petty-Officer Andrew Hannah. One of the Union Jacks with which the monument was veiled was sent by the children of Peel, New South Wales, to the children of Peel, Isle of Man, in 1908. Two wreaths were placed on the monument, one on behalf of the parishioners (formally placed on the cross by Mrs Cleator, who lost a son in the war), and one from the Scouts and Guides (laid by a " cub " and " brownie," who had lost a father and a brother respectively), and after the ceremony many other wreaths were laid by relatives.The Governor inspected the ex-service men, and the Scouts and Guides, and talked to many fathers and mothers of the fallen heroes.

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