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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
North East Fife
Town
Kingskettle
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 April 1920
    Attended by: Lieutenant J. Fraser M.C. Black Watch
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44171
Current location

Main Street
Kingskettle
North East Fife
Fife
KY15 7PN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 30960 08358
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A tapered stone wall with four dedicatory stone tablets set into it. The top tablet is nowy-headed, surrounded by a stone border and topped with two stone rosettes. Two additional rectangular tablets are mounted below. The fourth tablet is set at the base of the wall and is in the shape of a shield.The dedication is written in black lettering.
Inscription
IN/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ KETTLE PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR (Names) 1939/ ALSO THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ (NAMES)/ 1945 1914-1919/ "THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ HAIL AND FAREWELL ALL HONOUR GIVE/ TO THOSE WHO NOBLY STRIVING NOBLY FELL/ THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"/ PRESENTED/ IN TOKEN OF LOVE AND RESPECT/ BY /THE EX-SERVICE MEN OF/ KETTLE PARISH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Balsillie, G
Bennie, D
Bishop, J H
Boath, R J
Boyle, J S
Cargill, A
Clazy, R S
Crerar Jun, J
Dalgleish, W
Dawson, G R
See details for all 43 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=993&mforum=warmemscot
  • (Glasgow Herald 5th April 1920) "A monumental memorial erected outside the public hall to the memory of the 56 men of the parish of Kettle who fell in the war was unveiled on Saturday afternoon by Major Lawson of Annfield. A mall marble tablet, the gift of the ex-service men, placed beneath the memorial, was unveiled by Lieut. J. Fraser M.C. Black Watch. Mr David Beveridge, The Poplars, presided, and the ceremony was taken part in by the Rev. A.E. Gordon, Parish Church, the Rev. J. Gilmour, Kettle U.F. Church, and the Rev. W.L. Craig, Cults U.F. Church. A bugler sounded the last post."

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