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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Motherwell
Town
Wishaw
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1920
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44571
Current location

Belhaven Park
Glenpath Street
Wishaw
Motherwell
Strathclyde
ML2 7LU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 79585 55242
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • near Wishaw House
    Wishaw
    Motherwell
    Strathclyde
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
ROUGH STONE PILLAR SURMOUNTED BY MALTESE CROSS. SMOOTH FRONT PANEL; WITH NAMES AND INSCRIPTION & the ROYAL ARTILLERY BADGE ABOVE TEXT. The Parkland this is in was part of the memorial scheme
Inscription
Dedication Tablet at Park Entrance- GIFTED BY/LORD BELHAVEN/IN MEMORY/OF HIS SON/WHO WAS KILLED/DURING THE/1914-1918 WAR IN MEMORY OF/LIEUT-COLONEL/THE RIGHT HON RALPH GERARD/ALEXANDER HAMILTON, /ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY,/ MASTER OF BELHAVEN/ONLY SON OF/10TH LORD BELHAVEN & STENTON,/BORN FEBRUARY 22 1883/SERVED WITH THE 7TH DIVISION/ IN FLANDERS IN 1914/IN AUGUST 1915 HE TOOK OUT/C. BATTERY, 106TH BRIGADE R.F.A.,/ FOUGHT IN THE 1ST., 2ND AND 3RD/ BATTLES OF YPRES, LOOS, THE/SOMME OFFENSIVE & MESSINES/KILLED IN ACTION BY A SHELL/ON EASTER SUNDAY MARCH 31,/1918, AT CASTEL, NEAR AMIENS,/WHILST COMMANDING 106TH/BRIGADE, R.F.A., DEFENDING THE/RIDGE WHERE THE GERMAN/ADVANCE WAS FINALLY STAYED/ BURIED IN ROUVREL CEMETERY On Separate Panel Below-ALSO IN MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bath, William
Boyd, William
Hamilton, Ralph Gerard Alexander
Johnson, Ernest
Kerr, Donald
Ritchie, James
Wimhurst, William
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, place of birth, place of burial, manner of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 9FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Park
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference

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