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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kyle And Carrick
Town
Ayr
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER, Allan & Sons of Edinburgh, Charles Henshaw
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 February 1922
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE EARL HAIG KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13354
Current location

On station platform
Ayr Station
Smith Street
Ayr
Kyle And Carrick
Strathclyde
KA7 1TH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 34049 21393
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • St Enoch Station (Demolished)
    Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Strathclyde
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Set of four bronze plaques in granite surround. Three vertical lists of names, each of two columns with, above, a dedicatory bronze plaque. Bronze is flanked by a Cross of St Andrew and the Scottish Lion in cartouches. At top centre an elaborate relief stonework carving of foliage and a wreath into which is set a bronze roundel bearing The device of the Glasgow And South Western Railway .
Inscription
1914 1919/IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN OF THE/ GLASGOW & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Godfrey
Adams, John
Alexander, Archibald
Alford, Charles W
Allison, Sam
Anderson, Alexander
Anderson, George
Anderson, Peter
Andrew, William
Armour, John
See details for all 301 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 301
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 301
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Dalbeattie
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
October 2018- The memorial is currently inaccessible (although not in danger) due to station access restrictions arising from the deteriorating and derelict Station Hotel. A possible relocation to Kilmarnock station is being discussed.
Costs

Site: NIL
Memorial: £1592/15/-

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Station Operator
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic47.html
  • www.happyhaggis.co.uk/lanark-gswmemorial.htm
  • Railway Gazette 24 Feb. 1922
  • The Railway Magazine V 50. P.370 (1922)
  • Railwaymen of Cumbria Remembered: A Roll of Honour in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the service of their Country during the Great War 1914-1918 by Peter Robinson pp.17, 46 Published:Cumbrian Railways Association 2008
  • NAS 16/6/10 GSW/1/20 Board Minutes June 1916 to June 1921 Board Minute 829 13/7/1921 Memorial Tablet With reference to Board Minute of 18 May last, a drawing of proposed Memorial Tablet prepared by Sir Robert Lorimer, A.R.A., F.R.S.B.A., Architect, Edinburgh, was submitted and the subject continued. Other Minutes 793, 856, 892, 928, 943, 957, 1001, 1023 793 18/5/20, general heading Memorial Tablet – men who fell in the Great War. A sketch prepared by the Company’s Architect of a proposed Memorial Tablet to be erected at St Enoch Station to the men of the Company’s service who fell in the Great War, was submitted. It was remitted to the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and Sir Herbert Maxwell. 856 10/8/20 The drawing of the the proposed MemoriaL Tablet prepared by Sir Robert Lorimer was again submitted and it was agreed to erect the Memorial at St Enoch Station at an estimated cost of from £1800 to £2000. 892 5/10/20 Memorial Tablet. Submitted:- (1) 4 Photographs of similar Memorial Tablets (2) Sample of Hoptonwood Marble (3) Sample of Bronze (4) Sample of stone from Cullaloe Quarry near Aberdour, Fife It was agreed to delay further consideration until the return of Sir Robert Lorimer, who was at present in Italy, in order to obtain his opinion with regard to the material of which the Memorial should be constructed. 928 30/11/20 Sir Robert Lorimer met the Directors and after some discussion the matter was continued. 943 28/12/20 A fresh design by Sir Robert Lorimer was submitted and the subject continued. 957 25/1/21 The General Manager submitted a further design by Sir Robert Lorimer showing the soldiers’ accoutrements on the pilasters but it was the opinion of the Board that they preferred the memorial without the accoutrements and it was arranged to ask for a section or side view of the proposed memorial showing the depth. 1001 22/2/21 The matter was again considered and continued. 1023 22/3/21 With reference to Board Minute of 22nd ultimo, a further design dated March 1921 by Sir Robert Lorimer was submitted and approved, the panels to be in bronze. It was arranged to send the design to Sir Herbert Maxwell and that with his approval the offer of Messrs. Allan & Sons, Edinburgh, for executing the work at an estimated cost of £1650 should beSt Enoch Station war memorial (continued) minutes 46, 66, 78, 195, 225 46 6/9/21 A letter from Sir Robert Lorimer dated 2nd September suggesting that on account of difficulties in obtaining Dalbeattie Granite, Creetown Granite should be substituted, was read, and the suggestion was adopted. 66 4/10/21 With reference to Board Minute of 6th September 1921: the General Manager submitted further correspondence with Sir Robert Lorimer along with samples of Dalbeattie Granite and Creetown Granite and it was agreed that Creetown Granite should be adopted, seeing Dalbeattie Granite could not be obtained. 78 1/11/21 With reference to Board Minute of 4th October: it was reported that Sir Robert Lorimer has intimated that as a result of his Manager and Mr Allan, Contractor, visiting the Dalbeattie Quarries on 30th September 1921, he has succeeded in procuring the stones required from the Dalbeattie Quarries. 195 18/4/22 It was reported that Sir Robert Lorimer had granted certificates to contractors as undernoted and authority was given to pay the amounts, viz.- Messrs. Allan & Sons for Dalbeattie Granite surround, taking delivery of bronze work and for erection £750 Mr Charles Henshaw for bronze panels including models £635 £1385 225 13/6/22 Submitted Statement of Sir Robert Lorimer’s fee amounting to £207 15/-, which with the £1385 already paid,, makes the total cost of the Memorial £1592 15/-. Authority was given to pay Sir Robert Lorimer’s f

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