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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Annandale And Eskdale
Town
Annan
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR HENRY PRICE (SCULPTOR), ORLANDO RAE, ALBION ART FOUNDRY LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 December 1921
    Attended by: LT-GEN SIR FRANCIS J DAVIES KCB, KCMG, KCVO General Officer Commanding in Scotland
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13439
Current location

Town Square
High Street
Annan
Annandale And Eskdale
Dumfries And Galloway
DG12 6AN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NY 19267 66590
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square base surmounted by pedestal and Highlander soldier in Tam o'Shanter and puttees standing at ease with rifle and fixed bayonet. Inscription and names in black lettering on sides of pedestal. A low chain link fence surrounds the monument. The proprietor of Mackies shop in Annan told the Scottish War Memorial Project in 2009 that the soldier who was the model for the soldier on the memorial was his grandfather; Sgt John Mackie KOSB (number 240637).
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF/ THE BURGH AND PARISH OF ANNAN/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 45/ "GLORIOUS THEIR FATE"/ (NAMES) 3 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ "SPLENDID THEIR DOOM"/ (NAMES) 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ "GIVE THEM PRAISE, NOT PITY."/ (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ "HONOUR THEM, AND WEEP NOT"/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, J J
Airlie, J
Aitchison, J
Allan, J
Allardice, E S
Amstrong, J
Anderson, D
Anderson, J
Anderson, R
Anderson, S J
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 212
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 212
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 1045-970mm, height 1700mm, width 1045-970mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1450mm, height 480mm, width 1450mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1220mm, height 400mm, width 1220mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
2009: Name added to 12 O'Clock face for WW2- Cpl Samuel Thomson.; November 2009- New paving stones at the base & illuminations added
Costs

Memorial: £1700 0S 0D

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

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