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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Falkirk
Town
Grangemouth
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Sir John James Burnet ARA RA ARSA RSA, MR ALEXANDER PROUDFOOT ARSA RSA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 September 1923
    Attended by: General Ian Hamilton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44723
Current location

In front of the main entrance to the park.
Zetland Park
Grangemouth
Falkirk
Central
FK3 9JE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 92942 81670
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PLAIN CENOTAPH SHAPED MEMORIAL SURMOUNTED BY THE BRITISH LION POUNCING ON THE GERMAN EAGLE.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM GRANGEMOUTH/ WHO WENT FORTH DURING THESE YEARS OF WAR/ TO FIGHT FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT./ THE NAMES OF/ THOSE WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN/ ARE HERE INSCRIBED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, John
Aitken, James
Aitken, John
Allan, Henry
Allan, Hugh P S
Allan, John
Allwart, John C
Anderson, Edward W
Anderson, Robert
Anderson, Ronald M
See details for all 415 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 277
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 277
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 138
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 138
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
In 2016 a War Memorials Trust grant of £1,500 was offered towards a detailed condition survey and report to understand the condition of the memorial before a larger project is undertaken. The report included recommendations for an appropriate programme fIn 2017 a grant of £22,225 was offered towards undertaking works specified by the professional advisor who was appointed in 2016. The build up of alge and pigeon guano was having a detrimental effect on the memorials stonework and was obcuring the inscriptions, the pointing in the construction joints was failing and there were areas where the stone had small fissures and cracks which was allowing water into the stone. Some of the lead lettering on the memorial were missing and the deterioation of the paint finish was making the inscriptions difficult to read. To adress these issues the memorial was cleaned using water and natural bristle brushes, the memorial was re-pointed with a lime based mortar and missing letters were replaced and the inscription was re-painted.or repair and conservation works and was undertaken by a conservation-accredited professional advisor.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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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