On original site
Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Stone of remembrance
- First World War (1914-1918)
- Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial:
Black slate memorial standing about 5' high at the entrance to the parish hall in Ballabeg, set in its own enclosed area, paved with slate and with black iron railings and gates. The gates include the IOM Triskelion on each. Incised lettering and depiction of wheel cross. Names from WW1 and WW2 inscribed beneath.
Henry Stuart Cooil, a private in the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, was drafted to France in November 1915 and dangerously wounded in August 1916. He spent a year recovering in hospital. In August 1918 he returned to fight at the front, but was killed in early September, just two months before the armistice was signed. His body lies in the war cemetery near Cambrai in France. Stuart’s father, Robert, (he owned Parville), left £3,000 in ‘trust for the erection of a suitable monument or monuments to his sons, Henry Stuart Cooil and Anthony Cooil’, resulting in the parish hall, the two houses next door and the land on which the monument is now erected.
Dedicated 20th April 2016.
Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials: IOM_NIWM_ARB_00008.
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