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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
East Lothian
Town
Prestonpans
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr William Birnie Rhind RSA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 April 1922
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44682
Current location

Civic Square
Prestonpans
East Lothian
Lothian
EH33 1LH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 40512 72777
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped base surmounted by a plinth and an imposing and evocative figure of a pensive soldier of the 8th Battalion The Royal Scots in Greatcoat, 1914 Pattern Equipment and Bonnet, leaning with right arm on rifle and fist to chin.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO/ THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1918 OTHER FACES: (NAMES) 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, J
Aitken, T
Allan, M
Allison, G
Amos, R
Anderson, D
Anderson, G
Anderson, R
Andrew, A T
Arnott, J
See details for all 182 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 143
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 143
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initals of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2016-War Memorials Trust grant of £16210-Due to biological growth, the incised inscriptions were difficult to read and damage was being cause to the surface of the stone. The pointing on the memorials was largely cracked and in some areas missing completely. There were some areas of damage and deterioration to the carved stonework solider which was a cause for concern. In addition historically the original decorative railings surrounding the memorial had been removed, later the railings were replaced with modern replacements which were not as decorative as the original railings which included a thistle on the gate. The works funded aimed to repair, conserve and reinstate original features. The first step was the appointment of a conservation-accredited architect to lead the project. A detailed inspection of the memorial was undertaken and a specification of works was developed. This included the production of design drawings for the proposed replacement railings. Historic photographs of the original railing were studied closely and designs were produced for the replacements. When works commenced on the memorial the stonework was appropriately cleaned and the memorials construction joints were repointed with a lime mortar. Localised stone repairs were undertaken, which included the replacement of the end of the solders nose which had broken off. The existing railings were removed and the new railings were installed. The hard landscaping around the memorial was lifted and re-laid to ensure a level finish.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 76 February 2018 page 6

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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