St Ninian's Roll of Honour

Eastern District Secondary School Roll of Honour, St Ninian’s High School, Douglas

Period: 1924-10-09

NGR Easting: 237917

NGR Northing: 477167

Description: Inscription reads as follows: “Douglas Secondary School / The names of the scholars who fell / in the Great War (1914-1918). ”

[73 names listed in alphabetical order]

Also “Tis thus for you we die / no matter where or when / or how we die the while / you say of us O nobly died”.

First World War.

Mahogany tablet. Interlaced decorative Celtic style script listing the names of scholars within 4 columns, with incised letters and pattern gilded. Standing out upon the panels of the tablet are two carved figures representing a monk scholar and a Crusader, executed by Mr H. Hemms of Exeter.

The memorial was unveiled on 09 October 1924 by Mr George Green, a former master in the school, three of whose five sons were commemorated on the tablet. It was designed by Archibald Knox and the carving was executed by Mr Kelly of Kirk Michael. The gilding was done by Mr Frank Nicholson.

Information provided by the Isle of Man Government Preservation of War Memorials Committee.

Image courtesy of Chris Blyth, Isle of Man Photographic Society.

Courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.