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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Motherwell
Town
Holytown
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Scott and Rae (Sculptor)
MR JAMES PATERSON (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 October 1921
    Attended by: MR ALEXANDER WHITELAW
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 October 1921
    Attended by: REV J D DYKES BD
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44549
Current location

Outside 234 Edinburgh Road
Main Street/Edinburgh Road/Bo'ness Road junction
Holytown
Motherwell
Strathclyde
ML1 4TJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 76942 60695
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LIFE SIZE KILTED SOLDIER BEARING FULL KIT, ON TAPERING PLINTH AND THREE STEPPED BASE
Inscription
Face 1-IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF HOLYTOWN DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ ERECTED 1921 Faces 2 and 3 -(names) Face 4-SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/[names]/KOREA/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adair, Hugh
Alexander, Arch.
Allan, John Nelson
Anderson, John
Black, Robert
Black, William
Blackwood, Thos. Neilson
Boden, John
Brown, Alexander
Brown, Robert
See details for all 71 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 2400mm, height 4800mm, width 2400mm
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
2009: The gardens surrounding the memorial were landscaped in the Autumn of 2009. The memorial was temporarily removed but was reinstalled in 2010. ; 2001: The gardens surrounding the memorial are reported as much neglected.
Costs

Memorial: £1160

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Scottish War Memorials Project warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic237.html&highlight=holytown
  • Rifleman James McKendrick McLean, 3249586, 1st Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) died 25 May 1944 in Burma. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial (Face 10) James was born on 5 November 1919 at Legbrannoch Square, Holytown to parents Alexander Muir McLean and Alice McLean ms McKendrick. Not listed on Holytown War Memorial
  • Motherwell Times 4 September 1921

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