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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Newry, Mourne and Down
Town
Bessbrook
County
Armagh
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 07 July 1934
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 07 July 1934
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6089

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Current location

Charlemont Square
Bessbrook
Newry
Mourne and Down
Armagh
BT35 7AF
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: SB 13360 86730
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph of Portland Stone, with a granite plinth and standing on a granite base. Surrounded by a low black metal fence, and positioned on park land with houses surrounding.
Inscription
12 O'clock: TO BEAR/ TO SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS/ THE NAMES/ OF THE MEN OF BESSBROOK/ AND DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ AND/ AS A TESTIMONY/ TO THEIR NOBLE SACRIFICE/ THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM./ 1939 - 1945/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bell, Albert
Bell, David
Clarke, Patrick
Donaldson, W S
Dowling, Beatrice O
Foster, Morgan
Gray, George
Little, Edward
Mcmurray, William
Mcneill, Ernest
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 85
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 85
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 07 July 1934

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