Glendermott Parish Church Soldier Statue

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Reference WMO/280530

Address:

Church Brae

Londonderry

BT47 2LS

Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Few more striking or appropriate mem­orials to fallen soldiers have been erected than that which was unveiled and dedicat­ed on Sunday afternoon at Glendermott Parish Church. It differs from nearly all other memorials in the district, not only in regard to design, but also in that it is not strictly connected with any single church congregation. The idea underly­ing this tangible expression of reverent affection for the dead was to do honour to the memory of all the men associated with the North Derry U.V.F., who fought and fell in the great war. All Protestant denominations are, therefore, united in the roll of honour, and the names, cut clearly in stone, will stand as an endur­ing testimony to the heretic conduct of the North Derry Volunteers, of whom seventy-seven made the supreme sacrifice. The memorial has been erected in the grounds of the church. It represents a bugler, steel-helmeted and uniformed, standing beside a tree stump and sounding “The Last Post.” The figure, which is about six feet high, if set on a pedestal, which measures eight feet from the base to the top. The memorial is cut in Irish limestone procured in Wicklow, and the whole workmanship is excellent, the en­tire cost being £500. On the side of the pedestal, underneath the trumpeter, is the Red Hand of Ulster, and then the following inscription: –
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