The All Saints’ Church Lonan Memorial Plaque, commemorating the death of 41 men of the parish of Lonan and Laxey who fell during the Great War 1914 – 1919.
The marble memorial portraying a Viking galley, set on a hatchment (the emblem of mourning) was unveiled in 1921 in the church service attended by over 300 people.
The Manx Sword of State is shown lying horizontal as a tribute to the men and as will be seen the second plaque, dedicated to those who served, shows the vertical Manx Sword of State.
The vicar of the church was Canon John Quine. He was also Chaplain to the House of Keys at the time of the memorial and no doubt had a hand in the design and also getting permission to use the image of the sword in the design.
Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage’s Link to imuseum details: