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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Motherwell
Town
New Stevenston
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR ALEXANDER YOUNG OF GLASGOW (Sculptor)
MESSRS W J B WRIGHT OF GLASGOW (Architect)
MESSRS JOHN EMERY AND SONS LTD (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 June 1922
    Attended by: SIR ADAM NIMMO CBE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 June 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44561
Current location

Memorial Garden
Park Street/Coronation Road junction
New Stevenston
Motherwell
Strathclyde
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 760 590
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Described as being in the Scots Baronial style. Three stepped base surmounted by a castellated plinth with a life sized carved figure of a soldier from the Cameronians (Scottish Highlanders) placed to the front of one side of the plinth. The soldier stands in mourning pose with rifle reversed. Rising from the plinth is a perpendicular column surmounted by a Scottish heraldic lion. Inscription placed on the other three sides of the plinth. Whole is enclosed within iron railings. Lanarkshire county Coat of Arms is carved on the front face of the plinth above the figure of the soldier.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO IN THE GREAT WAR LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ [names] THIS STONE COMMEMORATES/THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY/OF VE DAY (8TH MAY 1985)/AND HAS BEEN ERECTED/IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/SECOND WORLD WAR
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Allen, Samuel
Anderson, John
Bissett, John
Blackley, Alexander
Boyle, John
Boyle, William
Brodie, William
Brogan, Thomas
Brown, John
Brown, John
See details for all 113 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 112
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 112
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 6500mm
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Arbroath
Condition
History
c 2001: The memorial has been subject to vandalism with the soldier's rifle having been stolen twice.; Names of those commemorated are badly eroded.; 2009: Memorial refurbished.
Costs

Memorial: £1180

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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