Tandragee War Memorial, Castle Square, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

The Tandragee War Memorial, made of Newry granite, stands in the main square of the Co. Armagh town, and marks the entrance to the famous Tandragee Castle.

Tandragee War Memorial

Castle Square

Tandragee

Co. Armagh

BT62 2AA

United Kingdom

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.

US 6th Cavalry in Tandragee

US National Archives Photo. (Part of the US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection). Over 1,500 men of the US 6th Cavalry were based at Tandragee Castle, Bannvale House and Gilford Castle. On 11th November 1943, they observed Armistice Day at the Tandragee War Memorial.

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 NameFirst Name(s)RankRegiment
AttwellGeraldAble Seaman
BarriskillWilliam JohnSergeant
BebeRobert CharlesSergeant
BrewJohn SydneySub-Lieutenant
BrownWilliamSergeant
ClarkeStanley CourtneyLeading Seaman
ClarkeThomas HaroldFlight Sergeant
DiffinAlan DavidCorporal
FoxGorgeStoker First Class
GibsonThomas JohnGuardsman
HaireOscarCorporal
HunterJ
KerrWilliamCorporal
LynasErnestLance Corporal
MathersThomas SethFlight Sergeant
McAleeseDaniel PatrickFlight Sergeant
McCuddenMichaelTrooper
OrwinThomas William PercyPrivate
RaineyJohnPrivate
ThompsonWilliam AlexanderCorporal
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