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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kilmarnock And Loudoun
Town
Galston
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13359
Current location

outside Galston Kirk
Cross Street
Galston
Kilmarnock And Loudoun
Strathclyde
KA4 8AL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 50281 36519
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Mercat CROSS ON TALL SLENDER PILLAR. UNUSUAL OCTAGONAL PLINTH WITH CRUCIFORM BUTTRESSES AND SLOPED ROOF EFFECT IN BETWEEN. Bronze Dedication & WW1 Names PANELS INSET INTO BUTTRESSES- dedication panel on the 6 o'clock face, 3 names panels on each of the other 3 sides. ON OCTAGONAL THREE STEPPED BASE AND SET WITHIN WALLED ENCLOSURE. WREATH ON FRONT FACE AND SWORD OF SACRIFICE IN THE FORM OF A CLAYMORE IN RELIEF ON FRONT FACE. The WW2 dedication is carved into the stone of the base, and the names are in lead lettering on the base.
Inscription
On Bronze on 6 o'clock face-TO/THE GLORIOUS/MEMORY OF/THE MEN/OF GALSTON/WHO DIED/FOR FREEDOM/AND HUMANITY/IN/THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919 On Bronze Panels on the 9 o'clock, 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock faces-[names] In stonework on the base-[names]/1939-1945/THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aird, John
Aitken, Andrew
Alexander, Hamilton
Anderson, Henry
Arbuckle, John
Auld, Matthew
Auld, Robert Yeudall
Baillie, Archibald
Baird, David R
Baird, Robert
See details for all 171 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 125
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 125
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
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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