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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Banbridge
Town
Dromore
County
Down
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: September 1926
    Attended by: unveiled by Mrs Waring, widow of the late Major Holt Waring killed in the Great War
  • Rededicated
    Date: 24 June 2007
    Attended by: Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP, Councillor Norah Beare, Deputy Chairman of Banbridge District Council Frank McQuade, Lord Rogan of Lower Iveagh, Major Bill Canning, Reverend Ivan McKnight, Jeffrey Martin, Dromore RBL, Somme Heritage centre Newtownards
  • Dedicated
    Date: September 1926
    Attended by: Reverend Andrew Thompson, Rev. W H Collier, Rev. Dr. Grierson, Lord Bishop of Down and Connor, Rev. William Bates, Rev. A Davison, Mrs Waring, Dromore Urban Council, ex-servicemen and RBL members of Dromore branch, familes of the fallen.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6123
Current location

Located in the town centre
just outside the Dromore library.
Market Square
Dromore
Banbridge
Down
BT25 1AW
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 30937 10047
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Holy Trinity Church
    Dromore
    Banbridge
    Tyrone
    Northern Ireland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Church of Ireland
Description
Bronze figure of soldier with rifle 'at the ready' on limestone pedestal. Names on bronze plaque on plinth. Regimented Crests set in a framed Irish interwoven eternity symbols with two riders on horseback, one each on right and left sides at bottom. Kings Liverpool Regiment, Overseas Battalion also inscribed.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE HEROIC DEAD. THE FOLLOWING FROM DROMORE PARISH CO. DOWN GAVE THEIR LIVES AT THE GREAT WAR FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY (NAMES)/ SERVICES RENDERED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 (NAMES)/ THE FOLLOWING MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adair, Robert M
Adams, Albert
Allen, Charles
Anderson, William
Arburthnot, W H
Archer, Henry
Archer, Samuel J
Armstrong, Osborne J
Baxter, William R
Beggs, John
See details for all 156 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 156
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 156
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth 50 mm, height 1219 mm, width 914 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
In 2006 a decision was made locally to add the names of 65 men from Dromore who served in the First World War but were not recorded on the memorial. A new bronze plaque in keeping with the design of those already attached to the memorial was added. The War Memorials Trust contribued £1,500 to the project.
Costs

Comments: In 2006 a decision was made locally to add the names of 65 men from Dromore who served in the First World War but were not recorded on the memorial. A new bronze plaque in keeping with the design of those already attached to the memorial was added. The War Memorials Trust contribued £1,500 to the project.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Select Vestry of Dromore Parish Church
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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