Onchan Parish War Memorial
Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.
Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.
If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.
The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.
You can save your Pre-application enquiry form as you go along. Once submitted War Memorials Trust will respond.
As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.
'In Memory of / [listed names] / of Onchan / who died in / the Great War / 1914-1918.' Also 'To the proud and glorious memory of the men of this District / who laid down their lives in the Second World War.' First verse of 'The Dead' by Rupert Brooke, inscribed on surrounding wall to rear of the memorial: 'These hearts were woven of human joys and cares, / Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth. / The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs, / And sunset, and the colours of the earth. / These had seen movement, and heard music; known / Slumber and waking; loved; gone proudly friended; / Felt the quick stir of wonder; sat alone; / Touched flowers and furs and cheeks. All this is ended.' See photos for wording of poems inscribed on tablets set into the paved area in front of the memorial.
34 names listed; First World War. 37 names listed; Second World War 1 name listed; The Troubles (N.Ireland) 1 name listed; Gulf War
Onchan District Commissioners