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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Berwickshire
Town
Oxton
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 29 March 1924
    Attended by: Mrs W L Sleigh, wife of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh
  • Opened
    Date: 5 April 1925
    Attended by: Sir William Lowrie Sleigh, Lord Provost of Edinburgh
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44070
Current location

Memorial Hall
Station Road
Oxton
Berwickshire
Borders
TD2 6PL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 49727 53527
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Oxton memorial village hall with elaborate sandstone frame and two names tablets set into it on wall facing Station Road. The dedication is in a scroll at the top of the sandstone frame. The epitaph is in the frame below the names tablets. The foundation stone is granite and is below.
Inscription
Top of sandstone frame-OXTON MEMORIAL HALL ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSRIPTION/1924 AND DEDICATED TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE/ CONNECTED WITH THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR Left Hand Tablet- (WW1 NAMES) Right Hand Tablet-[Balance of WW1 names]/1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) Base of sandstone frame- GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS (THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR - WORN AWAY)) HIS FRIENDS Foundation Stone-THIS STONE WAS LAID BY/MRS W L SLEIGH/WIFE OF/THE LORD PROVOST OF EDINBURGH 1924
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Affleck, Robert
Allan, Robert
Anderson, Andrew A
Anderson, Robert
Bell, Thomas W
Blake, Adam P
Brown, Robert
Burrell, Adam P
Chisholm, Charles
Crawford, George
See details for all 21 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Foundation stone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1006&mforum=warmemscot
  • The Scotsman 6 April 1925- HEROIC BORDERERS - OXTON MEMORIAL UNVEILED - Yesterday the war memorial at Oxton, Berwickshire was unveiled by Sir William Lowrie Sleigh, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. The Lord Provost, who was accompanied by Lady Slight, Mr Sleigh Jun and Miss Sleigh, wore the uniform of a Lord-Lieutenand of the county of the city of Edinburgh. The Oxton memorial, the foundation stone of which was laid by Lady Sleigh about a year ago, is in the form of a hall, which it is intended to use for the welfare of the district. It will be officially opened by Lord Provost Sir WL Sleigh on Friday evening, when a concert will be held in the building. Owing to the wet weather, the main part of yesterday's ceremony took place inside the building. A feature of it was a parade of ex-Service men who, under the command of Colonel Lloyd of Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, were lined up in front of the memorial. The ceremony opened with a prayer of invocation by the Rev John Robertson, after which an address was given by Sir William Sleigh, who then unveiled the memorial tablet, which is on the front of the building beneath the names of the fallen. "The Last Post" was afterwards sounded by buglers of the King's Own Scottish Borderers who, together with pipers of the regiment, travelled from Redford Barracks, Oxton being in the regimental district. In the course of his address... ... Between the unveiling of the memorial and the sounding of "The Last Post", the memorial was dedicated with a prayer by the Rev Dr William McConachie. After the last hymn had been sung, a number of wreaths were voluntarily laid at the foot of the memorial. The service closed with the Benediction, the singing of "God Save the King", and the blowing of the Reveille.
  • The Scotsman 31 March 1924- OXTON WAR MEMORIAL HALL - FOUNDATION STONE LAID - The foundation stone of the War Memorial Hall which is being erected at Oxton, Berwickshire, in memory of the men of the district who fell in the war was laid on Saturday afternoon by Mrs WL Sleigh, wife of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, in the presence of a large gathering. After being presented with a silver trowel as a souvenir of the occasion... [Article continues with discussion of hall debt and the benefits of the hall]

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