Isle of Man National War Memorial

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Reference WMO190552

Address:

Tynwald Hill

Main Road (A1)

St John's

IM4 3NA

Isle of Man

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Celtic cross resting on an inclined base which sits on five tiered steps. The memorial was unveiled on 08 November 1923 by the Lieutenant Governor Sir William Fry KCVO CB. It was dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. It was designed by P.M.C. Kermode and carved by T.H. Royston. The memorial was built on a field which was originally part of Ballahown Farm, German. It was purchased from the owner by Government Property Trustees on 21st August 1923, for the sum of £300. The memorial was unveiled on Thursday 08 November 1923. The bronze name tablets on the memorial were made by J. Youle & Co. Ltd, of Rotherham. Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee. Described simply as St Johns War Memorial in IWM Archive The WW1 name tablets take up the four sides of the tallest of the tiered blocks, the WW2 tablets the narrower row beneath. Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials: IOM_NIWM_GER_00001
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'Names of all men from all parts / of the Island who gave their lives during / WW1 - 1914 - 1919.' Also: 'Names of men from every / parish on the Island who perished in the Second / Great War - 1939 - 1945.' 'In Grateful Remembrance / 1914-1918 / 'Their name Liveth For Evermore''

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