Douglas IoM CWGC

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Address:

Borough Cemetery

A2

Douglas

Isle of Man

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: CWGC cross
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Cross of Sacrifice identical in design to Commonwealth War Graves Commission cross, in main town cemetery. Two sandstone plaques set into and next to each other within a walled semi-circle behind a sandstone 3 tiered column. Sandstone cross in centre. Bronze sword on front face of cross. NB - it is clear from the inscription that this is NOT a CWGC Cross of Sacrifice, but made to an identical design. Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials: IOM_NIWM_DOU_00020
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'To the honoured memory / of those members of His Majesty's Forces / who gave their lives for their country / in the Great War 1914 - 1918 / and who lie buried in the Isle of Man / in the following cemeteries and churchyards / Douglas Cemetery Foxdale (St. Paul) Churchyard / Kirk Braddan (St. Brendan) Churchyard Kirk Patrick (St. Patrick) Churchyard / Kirk Malew (St. Malew) Churchyard Kirk Maughold (St. Machat) Churchyard / Kirk Marown (St. Marown) Churchyard Kirk German New Cemetery / Ballaugh (St. Mary) Churchyard Kirk Bride (St. Bridget) Churchyard / Kirk Conchan (St. Peter) Churchyard Kirk Lonan (St. Lonan) Churchyard / St. Mark's Kirk Malew (St Mark) Churchyard / Kirk Christ Lezayre (Holy Trinity) Churchyard / Kirk Christ Rushen (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.' Set into 5 consecutive sides of an 8 sided polygon is the following inscription: 'This cross of / sacrifice is / one in design / and intention / with those / which have / been set up in / France and / Belgium and / other places / throughout / the world / where / our dead of / the / Great War / are laid / to rest / Their / name / liveth / for / evermore.'

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