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James Joseph Magennis

1919 ~ 1986

 
 
James Joseph Magennis Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
1. James Joseph Magennis Marker
Inscription.  

This memorial
honours Belfastman & former
H.M.S. Ganges Boy (1935 DJX 144907)
Leading Seaman
Magennis

who while serving as the diver
in H.M. Submarine XE111
was awarded the
Victoria Cross
for a feat of outstanding courage
and endurance in a successful attack
against the Japanese heavy cruiser
Takao, in the Johore Strait off
Singapore on 31~July 1945
He received his decoration
from King George VI
at Buckingham Palace
on 11~December 1945
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This tribute to
Leading Seaman James J. Magennis V.C.
was unveiled by
the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor,
Councillor Robert Stoker
on Friday 8th October 1999.
It was commissioned by Belfast City Council
with assistance from the National Lottery Arts Fund

Sculptor: Elizabeth Linton McLaughlin


 
Erected 1999 by the Belfast City Council.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed
James Joseph Magennis Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
2. James Joseph Magennis Monument Dedication
in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Victoria Cross Recipients series list.
 
Location. 54° 35.817′ N, 5° 55.813′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Memorial is at the intersection of Donegall Square North (Northern Ireland Route A1) and Donegall Place, on the right when traveling east on Donegall Square North. Monument is on the Belfast City Hall grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Donegall Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 5GS, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the City Centre (a few steps from this marker); Belfast City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Donegall Square North (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegall Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Daniel Dixon Bart [Baronet] (within shouting distance of this marker); William James Pirrie (within shouting distance of this marker); Titanic Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Related marker. Click
James Joseph Magennis Monument Unveiling image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
3. James Joseph Magennis Monument Unveiling
here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Leading Seaman James J. Magennis, VC. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. James Joseph Magennis VC Citation and Medal. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. James Joseph Magennis VC blog entry. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Royal Navy
 
James Joseph Magennis Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
4. James Joseph Magennis Monument
Belfast City Hall in background
James J. Magennis Monument bas relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
5. James J. Magennis Monument bas relief
Victoria Cross Engraving on James J. Magennis Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
6. Victoria Cross Engraving on James J. Magennis Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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