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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wigtown
Town
Kirkcolm
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44433
Current location

Parish Church
Church Road
Kirkcolm
Wigtown
Dumfries And Galloway
DG9 0NW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 02712 68687
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Celtic cross war memorial. Polished granite. Celtic cross set on chamfered pedestal. Engraved Celtic designs to North face of cross. North face of pedestal inscribed "Dedicated in honoured memory of the gallant men of the parish of Kirkcolm who fought and died in the Great War 1914-1918"; East and West faces inscribed with names; South face inscribed "1939-1945", with names. Saddleback coped rubble enclosure, with raised corners linked by iron railings; panel to South wall inscribed "Kirkcolm War Memorial 1914-1918". (This is the official listing description)
Inscription
On the surrounding wall, on a tablet: KIRKCOLM/ WAR/ MEMORIAL/ 1914-1918 6 o'clock face: DEDICATED/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE GALLANT MEN/ OF THE PARISH OF KIRKCOLM/ WHO FOUGHT AND DIED/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock faces: (Names) 12 o'clock face: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Craig, Alex W
Gibson, Alex
Graham, Thomas
Hawthorn, James
Henderson, William
Kilpatrick, David W
Kilpatrick, Samuel A
Kyle, John
Lightbody, Hugh
Mccredie, Alex
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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