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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Cunninghame
Town
Kilwinning
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs J and G Mossman (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1933
    Attended by: Lieutenant General SIR A HUNTER WESTON KCB DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 27 June 1948
    Attended by: Rev Wilbur C.Lavalette & Rev G.Fawkes
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 June 1948
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN - Mrs Hawthorne who lost 2 sons in the conflict.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1933
    Attended by: Rev W.H Husband
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33231
Current location

In the cemetery
Kilwinning Cemetery
29 Bridgend Lane
Kilwinning
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA13 7JE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 30787 43539
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • McGavin Public Park
    Kilwinning
    Cunninghame
    Strathclyde
    KA13
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Four sided obelisk with bevelled corners, ornamental garlands carved near the top. Pinnacle of monument is made from a smaller piece of granite, set on the flat top of the wider obelisk. A bronze roundel above the inscription, etched in black, bears the seal of the local council. Names in black on other three sides of obelisk.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND THE/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THE/ PARISH OF KILWINNING/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ ALSO OF THE/ MEN AND WOMEN IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 1914-1918 / (names) 1914-1918 / (names) / BARTONHOLM / (names) 1939-1945 / (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, Robt.
Allan, Jas.
Allan, Jas.
Allison, Thos.
Anderson, Tgois.
Babington, David
Bannerman, Hugh
Barr, John
Barr, Sam.
Black, Alan
See details for all 182 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 115
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 115
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname, forename
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 2m, height 6m, width 2m
    Materials: Grey Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2m, width 2m
    Materials: Grey Granite
Condition
History
Memorial was moved in 1948 and re-dedicated with WW2 plaques. Surrounding area recently (2005) refurbished with new benches, railing, etc.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
North Ayrshire Council
Reference

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