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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Dumbarton
Town
Dumbarton
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1919
    Attended by: Major Findlay of Boturich
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13357
Current location

On wall immediately adjacent to booking office window
Dumbarton Central Railway Station
Station Road
Dumbarton
Dumbarton
Strathclyde
G82 1RZ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 39771 75582
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brass Plaque on wooden backboard. The plaque has a wreath in its domed head
Inscription
PRO PATRIA/1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE RAILWAY EMPLOYEES OF THE / DUMBARTON AND BALLOCH JOINT LINE/ WHO HAVE FALLEN/ (Names)/ ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW WORKERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brownlee, John
Campbell, William
Chapman, John
Dunion, John
Mcdougall, Hugh
Mcewen, Thomas
Orsman, Reginald
Rankine, James
Robertson, Joseph
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, forenames, occupation
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 50CM, width 40CM
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Current Station Operator
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic2454.html
  • Railway Gazette V.31 p. 723 (28 Nov. 1919).
  • (Glasgow Herald 12th of November 1919) "IN MEMORY OF FALLEN RAILWAY WORKERS An impressive ceremony took place yesterday forenoon on the platform of Dumbarton Central Railway Station, when a tablet, erected by comrades and fellow employees, was unveiled in memory of employees of the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway who had fallen in action. Those present included Major R.E. Findlay, Boturich: the Rev. A.S. Inch, Lady Overtoun, Miss Mackenzie, and officials and staff of the railway. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Major Findlay. A tablet with a roll of honour of the employees, containing 40 names, is also in preperation, and will be placed as a companion to the one just unveiled"
  • www.valeofleven.org.uk/warmemorials4.html

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