The Waringstown War Memorial takes the form of a clock tower situated on Banbridge Road, Waringstown, Co. Down. In April 1919, Mrs. Waring - herself a widow of The Great War - called a public meeting to discuss the erection of a memorial.
The granolithic concrete and whinstone memorial stands 40′ or 12.5m tall, designed in a gothic renaissance style, and featuring a 3-dial chiming turret clock. The workmanship on the clock fell to Messrs. Sharman D. Neill Ltd. of Donegall Place, Belfast. Construction of the tower was by Messrs. McDowell and Fitzsimons of Lurgan, Co. Armagh based on a design by Mr. Robert Lynn of Lurgan, Co. Armagh. The land on which it stands once occupied part of the north grounds of Waring House.
As well as the many fallen of The Great War, the Waringstown War Memorial also commemorates 6 people who gave their lives in the Second World War. The thought was that a clock tower would be a remembrance of the fallen each time it struck.
Remembering the Fallen
|Last Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Regiment|
|Beattie||John Harwood||Warrant Writer Officer||Royal Navy|
|Dawson||George||Able Seaman||Royal Navy|
|Dawson||William||Leading Stoker||Royal Navy|
|McKeown||Howard Stephen||Aircraftman 1st Class||Royal Air Force|
|Young||William Lewis Johnston||Flight Sergeant||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve|