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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Causeway Coast and Glens
Town
Kilrea
County
Londonderry
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Samuel John McFadden (Designer)
John Robinson & Son (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st July 1925
    Attended by: Rev J R Boyde
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st July 1925
    Attended by: Lady Anderson of Londonderry; Mrs Spencer Chichester, O.B.E., M.P.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6163
Current location

Junction of Bridge Street
Maghera Street
Church Street and Coleraine Street
The Diamond
Kilrea
Causeway Coast and Glens
Londonderry
BT 51 5QJ
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 08436 71377
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Newry granite obelisk surrounded black railing with golden ornaments on top. There is a small wreath at the top of each face of the obelisk’s base.
Inscription
Around the top of the plinth: THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF KILREA AND DISTRICT/ WHO WERE KILLED AND TO THOSE WHO SERVED / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 Pinnacle 3 o’clock face: MARNE/ ST QUENTIN/ EGYPT Pinnacle 6 o’clock face: MONS/ SOMME/GALLIPOLI Pinnacle 12 o’clock face: AISNE/ GUILLEMONT/ EGYPT Pinnacle 9 o’clock face: TPRES/ MESSINES/ PALESTINE Plinth 6 o’clock face: FALLEN/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ FALLEN/ (Names)/ THEY PASSED FROM THE SIGHT OF MEN/ BY THE PATH OF DUTY/ AND SELF SACRIFICE Plinth 3 o’clock face: SERVED/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names) Plinth 12 o’clock face: SERVED/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ WOMEN’S ALLIED FORCES/ (Names) Plinth 9 o’clock face: SERVED/ (Names)/ NURSES/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Adams, David C
Adams, H
Adams, R A
Adams, T
Adams, Thomas
Adams, Thomas
Adams, W H
Agnew, Robert
Agnew, Samuel
Alexander, R
See details for all 326 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 220
    Served and returned: 171
    Died: 49
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 8
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 98
    Served and returned: 90
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth c1500mm, height 7250mm, width c1500mm
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
It was recently restored by Haslett Monumental Sculptors: cleaned and inscription painted to their original black finish. 6 names were added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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