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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Renfrew
Town
Barrhead
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 2 September 2018
    Attended by:
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44699
Current location

Front of the grounds
Bourock Parish Church
Main Street
Barrhead
Renfrew
Strathclyde
G78 1SW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 49979 58854
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
ROUGH HEWN RED GRANITE OBELISK ON TAPERING PLINTH AND SINGLE STEP. RELIEF FIGURE OF A KILTED SOLDIER IN FULL KIT WITH RIFLE AT EASE TAKES UP TWO THIRDS OF THE FRONT FACE
Inscription
Panel 1: IN MEMORIAM/ 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS". Panel 2: (NAMES) Panel 3: (NAMES) Panel 4: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aird, Alexander
Airston, Robert P
Anderson, James
Anderson, Matthew
Baird, John
Beaton, James
Braidwood, Alexander
Brown, James
Burles, Alfred P
Campbell, Archibald
See details for all 64 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames,
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
Condition
History
In 2017 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £1,430 for conservation and repair works. The soiling and biological growth on the memorial was making it very difficult to read the inscription. In addition, the construction joints were missing mortar enabling water to enter the memorial’s structure. The grant funding supported works to clean the memorial and to re-paint the lead lettering so the inscription can be read. In addition the memorial was also re-pointed with a lime mortar.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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