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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Kyle And Carrick
Town
Girvan
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Scott and Rae (Makers)
Mr James A. Morris, A.R.S.A., architect, Ayr (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1922
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13358
Current location

Elevated sea front site
Stair Park
Henrietta Street
Girvan
Kyle And Carrick
Strathclyde
KA26 9AN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 18301 97557
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The memorial consists of a large freestanding granite obelisk surmounted on a square pedestal which features four larger carved scrolls surmounted by carved ball finials. The commemoration inscription and names of the fallen are on two cast bronze plaques which are set into either side of the pedestal. The obelisk is surrounded by a low level sandstone wall and steps accessing the monument on either side. The monument stands on a raised mound in the centre of the park. There are nidentified crests on each plaque, on either side of main inscriptions above lists of names. Theatres of conflict are listed in black lead lettering on the shaft. There were formerly railings on the low sandstone wall and stairway surrounding the site. The Scott & Rae daybook identifies that the memorial was erected in September 1922.
Inscription
On the Shaft- EAST FACE: MAUBEUGE/1918/CAMBRAI /FLANDERS 1917/ARRAS SOUTH FACE: PALESTINE/SALONICA/MESOPOTAMIA/GALLIPOLI/AFRICA WEST FACE: ZEEBRUGGE/JUTLAND/FALKLAND/CORONEL/HELIGOLAND NORTH FACE: SOMME/LOOS/YPRES/MARNE/MONS THE TRIBUTE OF/ THE PEOPLE OF/ GIRVAN TO THOSE/ OF HER SONS WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY'S RIGHTEOUS/ CAUSE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES) THE TRIBUTE OF/ THE PEOPLE OF/ GIRVAN TO THOSE/ OF HER SONS WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY'S RIGHTEOUS/ CAUSE IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, Walter
Auld, David
Austin, John C
Austin, William G
Barnes, Thomas G
Barr, Adam J Mcd
Beresford, Gilbert
Bigham, Alan Mckelvie
Binns, John Bentley
Birnie, Robert
See details for all 214 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 157
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 157
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 57
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 57
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Costs

Comments: Sunday Post - Sunday 01 February 1920 - estimated costs £2000, large proportion of which already subscribed.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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