Larne War Memorial

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Reference WMO150177

Address:

Church Road

Junction with Inver Road

Larne

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Northern Ireland

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The War Memorial is now located in a small park at the junction of Inver Road and Church Road, adjacent to Saint Cedma’s Parish Church. In 1920 a public meeting was called, at which a War Memorial Committee was appointed, and the project was discussed. Eventually the Committee unanimously decided on a three-fold scheme:- (1) A monument in eternal memory of their noble dead; (2) a club and grounds for the Comrades of the Great War; and (3) playgrounds for the children in various parts of the town. Following that decision, canvassers set to work and the handsome sum of £4,600 was subscribed. The committee was fortunate in being able to purchase Inver House and grounds, the former residence of the Barklie family. ‘The monument is another striking example of the genius of Mr. F. W. Pomeroy, R.A. It is sacred to the memory of 147 of the bravest of the manhood of the town who of their own freewill gave themselves to fight for their King and country and subsequently gave their lives and to those hundreds of others who served and returned. The memorial which is of a simple, dignified character, consists of a Portland stone cenotaph sixteen feet (5m) high, with panels on which the names of the 147 fallen are inscribed. There is a cornice carved of lions’ heads and wreaths, and a pedestal of stone with the life-sized figures of a sailor and soldier in bronze. Below this pedestal is the inscription. On the day of the unveiling a general holiday was observed in the town, and thousands of people attended the ceremonies. At noon the war memorial was dedicated and unveiled. Later in the afternoon Inver House, the former residence of the Barklie family, which has been acquired as part of the memorial scheme, was formally handed over by the War Memorials’ Committee to the local branch of the British Legion. This fine old mansion stands in beautifully wooded grounds near to the parish church, The names inscribed on the Memorial are those of sailors and soldiers who were natives, lived in, or left from Larne Urban District.’ The War Memorial was originally situated in the town at the junction of Clonlee/Glenarm Road and Main Street after the Wiles Fountain was removed. It now rests in the garden in front of St Cedma’s Church, Larne.
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“In grateful memory of the men from Larne who fell in the Great War, 1914 – 1918. Their name live for evermore”

Adams, Robert McFerran Agnew, Andrew Agnew, Charles Agnew, Myles Aicken, James Aicken, John Allen, Kennedy, C. Bailie, James; Barr, Hugh Baxter, Samuel Bell, Alexander; Bell, Charles Bell, James Bell, Samuel Bell, Samuel Samuel Brennan, Bryce Caldwell, Thomas Campbell, Samuel McD. Campbell, Wesley Campbell, William Campbell, William J. Carson, Herbert W. Carson James A. Clarke, Edmund Claxton, Charles Clements, Houston Cooke, Thomas Craig, David Crawford, Samuel Crawley, Richard Dale, James Dowling, Henry Dunwoody, Hugh H Fergie, James Ferguson, Thomas Fleck, Robert Foster, John; Fulton James Gault, Arthur A Gardiner, George Gawn, John Gettinby, Thomas Gingles, John Gourley, Thomas Graham, Martin Gribben, Francis Gribben, Robert Griffiths, John; Hanna, James Harvey, John Harbinson, James Hassan, Thomas Haveron, James Hayes, James Haveron, Douglas Heggarty, Thomas J.A Higgins, Willaim Hill, John; Hopkins, William Dalton Huey, William Wallace Huxley, James Alexander Humphreys, Patrick Humphreys, William Henry Hutchinson, Thomas Hylands, Frank Hylands, John Ireland, George Jamieson, Samuel Jenks, John E. Johnston, Archd. Mason; Kearns, William Kydd, Chester Kirkpatrick, William Kirkpatrick, William J. Lennon, James Logan, Joseph Mackey, Samuel Ross Magill, Herbert T.F. Magill, John Magill Robert John Magill, Spencer Magill, William Arthur Manson, James Meharg, Robert J. Mellin, Samuel Melville, Alexander Millar, Samuel Mitchell, Alex. Scott Montgomery, Hugh Moore, William Murray, William John McAdorey, Henry McAllister, John; McAllister, Michael McAteer, James K. McClean, R. McClellan, Allan; McCluggage, William McClure, Hugh McCord William McCormack, Dennis McDowell, Robert McDowell, William McElroy, William McFadden Andrew McFadden, Samuel McFall, Robert McGuire, Patrick McManus, James McMillan, Alex. McMullan, James McMullan, Robert McNally, Arthur McNally, Charles McNeill, Alexander McPherson, David; McRoberts, Daniel Nelson, Andrew Nelson, David A. Nelson, Samuel Norrell, Charles Noble, George Noble, James Porter, James Pullin, Robert James Purdy, William Ramsey, Robert John Rea, James Regan, William Reid, Joseph; Robinson, Robert; Robinson, Samuel Robinson, Thomas Robinson, William; Rocke, W.J. Savage, Tom Shannon, William Simms, David S. Simpson, James Sittlington, Samuel Sloan, Fisher Steele, James; Sutherland, George Torbit, William. Walker, James Weir, Matthew Weir, William James

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