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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Ards and North Down
Town
Newtownards
County
Down
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Purdy and Millard
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 May 1934
    Attended by: MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6535
Current location

Beside ruins of medieval abbey in Court Street
Old Bowling Green
Court Square
Newtownards
Ards and North Down
Down
BT23 7NZ
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: NW 61594 28064
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk on four stepped base Figure symbolic of peace and honour on the front; carving symbolising justice (front top); newtownards crest on base with 1613 inside wreath Relief of victory on front face, holding up a laurel wreath. Top of front face is relief of lions head and coat of arms. Wreath on base of front face.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF /NEWTOWNARDS/ AND/ DISTRICT/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ SERVING/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ " LEST WE FORGET"/ (Names) IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ SERVING KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-45
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 316
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 316
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Costs

Site: DONATED
Memorial: £1158

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
HANDED TO NEWTTOWNARDS UDC

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