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War Memorials Committee

The Membership of the Committee is:

Chair: Mrs Daphne Caine MHK

Vice: The Hon Juan Watterson SHK

The Venerable Irene Cowell, Archdeacon of Man

Mr Keith Dalrymple

Mr Robert Dowty

Mr Bruce Kirkham

Mr Dean W H Johnson

Ms Boakesey Jenet Closs

The Terms of Reference for the Committee is:

The Committee will be responsible for -

  • ensuring a proper registration of War Memorials throughout the Isle of Man
  • encouraging the proper maintenance and upkeep of such Memorials and
  • avoiding the destruction of, or overseeing the removal of, such Memorials by encouraging the owners or custodians to advise the Committee that such is likely prior to such actions being taken so as to enable the Committee to ascertain any actions that may be appropriate for them to safeguard the Memorial.

The establishment of the Committee will not remove the responsibility for War Memorials from Local Authorities.

Register of War Memorials

The Register of War Memorials

Protecting our War Memorials 

The Committee wishes to draw the attention of Custodians to the practical guidance and assistance that is available from the War Memorials Trust and Historic England. 

We strongly recommend that you visit their respective websites www.warmemorials.org and

The following links below may be of particular interest: 

UK Department for Constitutional Affairs – Guidance for Custodians 

War Memorials Trust – Bulletin – We will remember 1914 – 1918 

War Memorials Trust – Conserving War Memorials 

War Memorials Trust – Protecting our war memorials together

Annual Reports

The Committee is required to produce an Annual Report to be published and made available on the Government website.

Annual Report - 2022

Annual Report - 2021

Annual Report - 2020

Annual Report - 2019

Annual Report - 2018

Annual Report - 2017

Annual Report - 2016

Annual Report - 2015

Annual Report - 2014

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