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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Lezayre
Town
Churchtown
County
Isle of Man
Country
Isle of Man
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Ewar Crellin, Architect (Designer)
Edward Christian, J.P., C.T.C., sculptor Ramsey (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 May 1923
    Attended by: The Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 September 1951
    Attended by: The Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 September 1951
    Attended by: Air Vice Marshal Sir Geoffrey Bromet, Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 May 1923
    Attended by: The Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann
  • Show More (3)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28267
Current location

Note the Church waa closed and sold in 2018
The former Holy Trinity Church
junction of the main Ramsey to Sulby road (A3) and the Churchtown Loop Road
Churchtown
Lezayre
Isle of Man
IM7 2AT
Isle of Man

OS Grid Ref: SC 42355 94111
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
OCTAGONAL DOUBLE PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY SHAFT AND SMALL CROSS. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING ON WHITE MARBLE TABLETS SET INTO THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH. WHOLE IS SET WITHIN A LOW WALLED AREA. FIGURE OF A SERVICEMEN STANDING WITH ARMS REVERSED STANDS IN A GABLED AREA ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE SHAFT OF THE CROSS. LAUREL WREATH CARVED ON THE WW1 DEDICATORY WHITE MARBLE TABLET The Cross is made of sandstone from Bankend Quarried, Cumberland and stands about 20ft high. 22 tons of red stone was used and 10 tons of concrete in the foundations. Surrounded by a rubble wall.
Inscription
UPPER PLINTH, SIDE 1: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF LEZAYRE/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 UPPER PLINTH, SIDE 2-8: (NAMES) LOWER PLINTH, SIDE 1: IN GRATEFUL AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 LOWER PLINTH, SIDE 2-3: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Berry, Jack
Cain, Richard C
Callow, John R
Callow, William A
Cannon, Daniel
Corlett, A Arthur
Corlett, John R
Corlett, John R
Cottier, William D
Cowell, F Allen
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname,forename,decorations,regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 20FT, width C 9FT
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
History
Nov 2007: Anonymous benefactor repairs memorial July 2007: Rifle of soldier figure deliberately broken off and shattered. 1987: Cleaned
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL/COMMISSIONERS
Reference

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