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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Freestanding building
District
Glasgow
Town
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Sir John James Burnet ARA RA ARSA RSA, Burnet, Son and Dick, MR ARCHIBALD DAWSON, DR DOUGLAS STRACHAN LLD FRSA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 October 1929
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 November 2018
    Attended by: (for the additional WW1 names)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 October 1929
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23068
Current location

University of Glasgow chapel
West Quadrangle
University Of Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G12 8QQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 56827 66643
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Narrow, high-ceilinged Scottish Gothic chapel with ornately carved wooden choir stalls facing each other, elevated lectern (which includes the carver Archie Dawson's face), and a carving of St Mungo above the 9 WW1 stone name tablets on the east wall. Choir includes flowers, tiny animals, angels and other figures including a smoking monkey. Stained glass windows, hanging lights and angels carved underneath ceiling beams. The 9 WW1 tablets each have the names in 3 columns engraved in gold. The 6 WW2 stone tablets each have the names incised in two columns, and there is a 21st century additional tablet with 7 names in a single column. The chapel completes the quadrangle of Giles Gilbert Scott's main university building and the exterior complements the surrounding buildings. It includes carvings of the four evangelists, the university seal, angels and Christian symbols, and gargoyles.
Inscription
Outside the chapel-IN/REMEMBRANCE/1914-1918/1939-1945 Above WW1 Tablet 1-1914 Above WW1 Tablet 3-1918 Beside the WW2 Tablets-1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, Allan
Adam, George A H
Adams, Andrew N A
Adams, James H
Adams, William S
Agnew, James W
Aird, James G
Aird, William S
Aitchison, Thos. O J
Aitken, Alexander J
See details for all 1214 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 776
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 776
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 438
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 438
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Wood, Glass
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Gold
Condition
History
In 2003 the name of Sgt Peter Doig was added to the WW2 tablets on a new supplemental tablet, which, by 2014, had an extra 6 names added. 2018-19 additional WW1 names have been identified and are to be added to the memorial in time for Remembrance Sunday 2018.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
University of Glasgow
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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