The Tandragee War Memorial stands in The Square at the top of the town. Major D Graham Shillington DL MP unveiled the monument while Rev RS Morrison BD said a dedication prayer.
Rev Morrison was the rector of Tandragee Parish. The ceremony occurred on Monday 13th April 1925. J Menaul MC of nearby Laurelvale led a guard of honour formed of ex-servicemen.
The Tandragee War Memorial
The memorial is 8 metres high and constructed of grey Newry granite. At some time after the Second World War, it moved from one side of Tandragee Castle gates to the other.
The base of the obelisk consists of three broad steps symbolising endurance, faith, and love. On top of this stands a pedestal bearing the names of the fallen. Twenty of these men lost their lives between 1939 and 1945.
An inscription on the plinth reads:
In honour of the men of Tandragee and district who fought for God and King and Country in The Great War and in ever grateful remembrance of the fallen whose names are inscribed on this monument. 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945. Lest we forget.
Above the inscription, a memorial wreath is carved into the granite.
Remembering The Fallen
|Last Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Regiment|
|Clarke||Stanley Courtney||Leading Seaman|
|Clarke||Thomas Harold||Flight Sergeant|
|Fox||Gorge||Stoker First Class|
|Mathers||Thomas Seth||Flight Sergeant|
|McAleese||Daniel Patrick||Flight Sergeant|
|Orwin||Thomas William Percy||Private|