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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Berwickshire
Town
Eyemouth
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Maker
Mr John Rhind
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: December 1920
    Attended by: Captain G. B. Balfour, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Berwickshire
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13314
Current location

outside the British Legion Club
Spiers Place
Eyemouth
Berwickshire
Borders
TD14 5HB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 94446 64372
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic Style Granite Cross
Inscription
SACRED/ TO THE/ MEMORY/ OF OFFICERS/ NCOS AND MEN OF/ EYEMOUTH/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ LEST WE FORGET/ THOSE WHO LAID/ DOWN THEIR LIVES/ THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ CENTRE: OFFICERS (NAMES)/ NON-COM OFFICERS (NAMES)/ PRIVATES (NAMES) / K.O.S.B. (NAMES) / THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR II/ ARE INSCRIBED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS MEMORIAL LEFT: ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE TS/ (NAMES) RIGHT: (PRIVATES SACRED/ TO THE/ MEMORY/ OF OFFICERS/ NCOS AND MEN OF/ EYEMOUTH/ WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES / IN THE / GREAT WAR II/ 1939 - 45/ THEY DIED THAT / WE MIGHT LIVE / OFFICERS (NAMES) / N.C.O.S (NAMES) / MEN (NAMES) LEFT: MERCHANT NAVY (NAMES) / EGYPT 1952 (NAME) / IRAQ 2005 (NAME) RIGHT: FISHERMEN (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitcheson, Alexander S
Aitchison, James
Anderson, William
Angus, Robert
Armstrong, John
Armstrong, Richard
Blackie, John
Bolton, Thomas
Borthwick, Christopher
Borthwick, James
See details for all 92 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 63
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 63
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forenames
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, forenames, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic131.html
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Scotsman, Tuesday 21st December 1920, Page 8. Eyemouth A handsome Celtic cross, executed in Peterhead granite, the work of Mr. Rhind, sculptor, Edinburgh, was unveiled to the memory of the 62 men of the Burgh of Eyemouth, by Capt. G. B. Balfour, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Berwickshire. Prior to the unveiling ceremony a service was held in the church.

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