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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Glasgow
Town
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
P LINDSEY CLARK, M MANENTI
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09 August 1924
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE EARL HAIG KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2136
Current location

In the grounds of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Park
1425-1445 Argyle Street
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G3 8AN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 56668 66400
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rectangular plinth on which are three cast figures. The centre one depicts a sergeant advancing "over the top", symbolising Victory. On his right is the dead body of a young officer, symbolising Sacrifice and on his left is a Lewis gunner covering the advancing troops with gunfire. Dedicatory inscription on plaques placed on the sides of the plinth. Memorial stands within an area enclosed by hedging and a wrought iron fence.
Inscription
Upper plaque 6 o'clock: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF ALL RANKS/ THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) WHO,/ TO UPHOLD LIBERTY AND JUSTICE IN THE WORLD,/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945. Middle plaque 6 o'clock: 6/7th BATTALION CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)/ WAS DISBANDED 31st MARCH 1967/ AND THE FIRST REGULAR BATTALION 14th MAY 1968/ THUS ENDING THE REGIMENTS LONG ASSOCIATION/ WITH THE CITY OF GLASGOW Lower plaque 6 o'clock: THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY/ THE LORD PROVOST OF GLASGOW/ THE RT. HON. JOHN JOHNSTON 3 o'clock face: O VALIANT HEARTS, WHO TO YOUR GLORY CAME/ THROUGH DUST AND CONFLICT AND THRO' BATTLE FLAME/ TRANQUIL YOU LIE. YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED/ YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED. 12 o'clock face: Plaque with regimental emblem and theatres of war and dates. 9 o'clock face: BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I / WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2009: Memorial was been cleaned and restored. 1968: Plaque marking the disbandment of the regiment was added. 1947: WW2 plaque added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Regiment
Reference

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