Douglas Borough War Memorial

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Reference WMO/134218

Address:

Harris Promenade

Douglas

Isle of Man

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Aden (20C)
About the memorial: Plaque on west face of memorial reads: 'Douglas / commemorates the / loyalty, courage / and self sacrifice / of those who / fell in the / Great Wars / 1914-18 / 1939-45.' West face: 'These are they who for their country and freedom sake.' South face: 'Lived not their lives into the death.' East face: 'Therefore they shall be as stones of a crown.' North face: 'Lifted up as an ensign upon this land.' Approx. 866 names listed alphabetically; First World War; Second World War, and Aden (1966). There is a statue of a service man in full kit standing on top of column. On the west face there is a laurel wreath above main inscription and a gold cross near the top of the column. On the east face there is a cross in stonework near top of column, corresponding with the gold cross on west face. Originally 4 flowers in bronze were provided on each face. Two were removed because of damage from east face and one was broken off the north face. Names are on slate plaques on each face; 1914-18 are the higher plaques, 1939-45 was attached lower later, the names are picked out in white paint. Two names on a small bronze plaque were added to the west face: 1 Aden 1996; 1 France 1918. The memorial was unveiled by Lord Derby on 29th May 1924. The memorial was sponsored by public subscription. The architect was Ewart Crellin, Douglas. The sculptor was Harry Hemms & Sons, of Exeter and Thomas Quayle, Douglas. Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee. Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials: IOM_NIWM_DOU_00002
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Plaque on west face of memorial reads: 'Douglas / commemorates the / loyalty, courage / and self sacrifice / of those who / fell in the / Great Wars / 1914-18 / 1939-45.' West face: 'These are they who for their country and freedom sake.' South face: 'Lived not their lives into the death.' East face: 'Therefore they shall be as stones of a crown.' North face: 'Lifted up as an ensign upon this land.'

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