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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Cunninghame
Town
West Kilbride
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS FRYERS AND PENMAN (Architect)
MESSRS KIRKWOOD AND SMITH (Sculptor)
Co-operative Sculptors (Sculptor)
John Donaldson (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 November 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant General Sir A Hunter Weston KCB DSO, Lord Glenarthur
  • Rededicated
    Date: 3 June 2001
    Attended by: The 3 denominational Ministers of West Kilbride
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 June 2001
    Attended by: Regimental Sergeant Major Aitken MBE
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44529
Current location

Junction of Bowfield Road and Yerton Brae
West Kilbride
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA23 9HH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 20222 48033
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall Latin Cross on tapering plinth and 3 step base. Name Panels were added in 2001 on 4 free standing polished black granite slabs to the side of the cross; originally a Roll of Honour was buried in a time capsule underneath the memorial- investigations in 2005 failed to locate it, which is why a modern Roll of Honour (our reference 53647) was produced.. Stone wreath around the head of the cross. Gold lettering on the panels. The cross in Scottish white stone from Burntisland
Inscription
CROSS FACE 1: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 CROSS FACE 2: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 TABLET ONE: WEST KILBRIDE/ WAR MEMORIAL TRUST/ 1939 - 1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ UNVEILED ON 3RD JUNE 2001/ (NAMES) TABLET TWO AND FOUR: (NAMES) TABLET THREE: WEST KILBRIDE/ WAR MEMORIAL TRUST/ 1914 - 1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ UNVEILED ON 3RD JUNE 2001/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, William
Alexander, James S
Alexander, Thomas
Allan, James
Anderson, John Stewart
Bain, David
Bain, William
Barbour, Archibald
Barr, Robert Campbell
Beckett, James Ronald
See details for all 165 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 130
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 130
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, forenames ,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 6m
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 225mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Casket / Box
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Condition
History
2001: MEMORIAL WAS RESTORED AND THE FOUR BLACK GRANITE NAME PANELS WERE ADDED
Costs

Site: Given free
Comments: £16,000 was the cost of the new tablets
Memorial: £16,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
North Ayrshire Council
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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