United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Portstewart

Our Ref: 6181

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Address

The Promenade
Portstewart
LONDONDERRY
Northern Ireland
BT55 7AE
 
Type:Serviceman/Woman
Other Location Details:

On sea front, west side of Promenade.

OS Map Ref:Not known

Inscription

(6 o'clock face) TO THE/GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF PORTSTEWART/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE/

(6 o'clock face) THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE/ FOLLOWING WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLAQUEBRONZE   Good
PLINTHSTONE - LIMESTONE   Good
TABLETMARBLE   Good
TabletsGRANITE   Good
FIGUREBRONZE   Good
MEMORIALUNKNOWN6M  Good

Physical Description

SOLDIER IN SERVICE DRESS WITH RIFLE RAISED TO `ON GUARD' POSITION AND ONE FOOT FORWARD, STANDING ON PLINTH WITH NAME PANELS, AND THREE STEPPED BASE.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:30
Served & Returned0
Died30
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:13
Served & Returned0
Died13
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarIraq (2003-2009)
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

COLERAINE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:11 November 1924
RolePerformed By
UnveiledLady Craig (Later Viscountess Craigavon)
DedicatedDEAN OF DERRY

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:£800
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Louis Frederick RoslynSculptor
MESSRS JOHN ROBINSON & SONBuilder

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

The memorial is referred to in Seamus Heaney's poem 'In Memoriam Francis Ledwige' (1979).

Comments: 
Photographs:12
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:Yes
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
NORTHWEST ULSTERROWAN, A1979461 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Ulster War Memorials http://www.ulsterwarmemorials.net/html/portstewart_county_londonderr.html