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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Belfast Borough Council
Town
Belfast
County
Antrim
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Purdy and Millard
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 November 1921
    Attended by: MAJOR-GENERAL SIR OLIVER NUGENT KCB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 November 1921
    Attended by: Dean of Belfast
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6188
Current location

In the car park. No public access.
Translink Railway Workshops
York Street
Belfast
Belfast Borough Council
Antrim
BT15 1JP
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 46875 31112
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Carrickfergus Railway Station
    Carrickfergus
    Carrickfergus
    Antrim
    Northern Ireland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • York Road Railway Station
    York Rd
    Belfast
    Belfast
    Antrim
    Northern Ireland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Square plinth surmounted by an obelisk. Metal name plaques in the shape of a shield are placed on the sides of the obelisk. Above them are detailed carvings of bows, ribbons and laurel garlands. A plain rectangular plaque listing those killed in WW2 has been added to the front face of the plinth and the remainder of the inscription is in metal lettering affixed to the front face of the stonework of the obelisk and plinth. The memorial stands on a semicircular pavier and brick base.
Inscription
Front face: Top of column: 1914-1919/ 1939-1945 WW1 plaque: IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ (names) WW2 plaque: 1939 ALSO IN MEMORY OF 1945 / THOSE/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ (Names) Below WW2 Plaque: IN HONOUR OF THE MEMBERS OF/ THE STAFF WHO VOLUNTEERED AND/ SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919./ ERECTED BY/ THE MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY/ NORTHERN COUNTIES COMMITTEE. Other faces: (WW1 Names - Served )
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 318
    Served and returned: 258
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Costs

Memorial: c £875

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Northern Ireland Railways
Reference

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