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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ballymena
Town
Ballymena
County
Antrim
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
F Osborne and Co. Ltd
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6390
Current location

West Church
Ballymoney Road
Ballymena
Ballymena
Antrim
BT43 5BS
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 25510 60818
Denomination: Church of Ireland

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Description
Plaque on an oak board. Top centre has an illustration of the burning bush, a laurel wreath surrounds the names of the fallen.
Inscription
1914 1919/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF THE MEN CONNECTED WITH/ THIS CHURCH WHO FELL/ AND THOSE WHO SERVED/ IN DEFENCE OF EMPIRE/ GREATER/ LOVE HATH NO/ MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)/ THEY JEOPARDED/ THEIR LIVES IN THE HIGH PLACES/ OF THE FIELD
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, W J M
Caruth, G
Courtney, R
Currie, S
Herbison, J J
See details for all 5 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 88
    Served and returned: 83
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1270 mm, width 1016 mm
    Materials: Brass
Condition
History
2011: Condition of memorial is unknown. However, it is believed that it has suffered fire damage as an illustration in the archive c1990 shows damage to the edges of the plaque including the loss of the names of those who served. Full names list and inscription are from an illustration in the F Osborne & Co catalogue (c1930).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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