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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Clackmannan
Town
Tullibody
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 October 1921
    Attended by: General F. J. Davies, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 October 1921
    Attended by: Revd R J Thomson
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44720
Current location

Path through lych gate in School Road between Lychgate Road and Abercromby Primary School.
Samson's Button
School Road.
Tullibody
Clackmannan
Central
FK10 2RQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 85656 94751
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
RECTANGULAR PILLAR RISING FROM AN IRREGULAR BOULDER IN THE CENTRE OF A SMALL POND. RAISED CROSS OCCUPIES FRONT FACE OF PILLAR. The two tablets with names were added in July 2018 by the Tullibody History Group, replacing an original WW1 plaque, thought to have been stolen. There was no original WW2 Plaque. The Lych gate used to have two panels with the names of 158 who served- these are understood to be in the Parish Hall
Inscription
Oval plaque: 1921 / TO THE MEMORY OF / THE TWENTY SEVEN MEN WHO GAVE THEIR /LIVES FOR US IN / THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / THIS MEMORIAL WAS RAISED BY THEIR / RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN / TULLIBODY, CAMBUS AND DISTRICT Main names tablets: THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOREVER / 1914-1918 / (WW1 names) / 1939-1945 / (WW2 names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forenames, surnames, regiment
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forenames, surnames, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
Costs

Site: Gifted by Major Kennedy Tullis

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Scotsman - Monday 03 October 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19211003/290/0008 WAR MEMORIALS, UNIQUE MEMORIAL AT TULLIBODY. UNVEILED BY GENERAL DAVIES. The memorial erected to commemorate the men from Tullibody and Cambus district who fell in the late war was yesterday formally unveiled by Sir F. J. Davies, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O. In some respects the memorial is unique. The base consists of a huge boulder , weighing about 40 tons, known as "Samson's Button, "which local tradition says was thrown from Demyati — a summit of the Ochils — by the strongest man in Bible history. The surmounting column is about 7 feet high, and is intended to represent as nearly as possible the carved cross known as "the stanin stane" of Tullibody, which is supposed to have been demolished 150 years ago, and the material used for metalling the roads. A brass plate 27 men of the district who made the supreme sacrifice. At the entrance to the grounds surrounding the memorial an artistic gate has been erected as a tribute from those who served to those who the names of the 158 men who "joined up" from the district. General Davies said that they had come there that day to do what little they could to pay honour to the men who gave their lives. They did well to pay them honour. He did not suppose that one of those men hesitated for a moment when the call came to go out and face danger indescribable for the sake of the King and country. What they had save them from, he thought, perhaps, they did not quite realised. What would ithave meant for them there is the tide of war had rolled over their country? What had happened in France and Belgium would have happened here had not the brave men from their parish and from all parts of the land sacrificed their lives in order to secure their freedom and save the country from destruction. He hoped the memorial unveiled that day would never be misunderstood or neglected, and he suggested that all parents should explain to their young children what it their young children stood for and what it meant, so that for all time it would prove an inspiration to the young men of the parish. The Earl of Mar and Kellio, in proposing a vote of thanks to General Davies, said that it ought to be known that the ornamental part of Ihe memorial grounds in which they were now assembled had been gifted to Tullibody and Cambus by Major Kennedy Tullis, who also conceived the idea of erecting the Celtic cross on the boulder.
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