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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Methven
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 August 1920
    Attended by: Revd D J Robertson, DSO, Minister of the Parish
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44773
Current location

Beside the Public Park
Main Street (A85)
Methven
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH1 3PT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 03061 26015
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
COLUMN SET INTO LOW STONE WALL. STONE TABLET INSET IN COLUMN BEARS NAMES AND INSCRIPTION. LOW COLUMNS AT EITHER SIDE OF MAIN MEMORIAL BEAR DATES OF WW1. By 2007 the names were very weathered, but a 1994 image is attached, showing the names in much better condition.
Inscription
WW1 Tablet-IN GLOROUS MEMORY /OF/ THESE SONS OF METHVEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/(names) WW2 Tablet-ALSO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, L
Allan, W
Bain, A
Bain, D
Bain, J L
Barclay, J
Blyth, J
Brand, J
Brough, T
Campbell, G A
See details for all 63 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 52
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 52
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 11.08.1920 METHVEN DEDICATION OF WAR MEMORIAL The Methven War Memorial was dedicated in the presence of a large gathering on Sunday afternoon. The memorial takes the form of a cenotaph erected by the roadside at the east entrance to the village, while the ground in front of the memorial is enclosed by a low wall and railing. The names of the fallen are inscribed on a marble front on the cenotaph as follows:- “In glorious memory of the sons of Methven who gave their lives for their King and country in the Great War, 1914-1919:- Royal Navy - E.R.A. Robert Rankine; Scots Greys - Corpl. D. Smith and Pte. C. Smith; Scottish Horse - Trooper W. Strong and Sgt. T. Rodger; Royal Artillery - Sgt. F. Potter and Gnr. W. Allan; R.E. - Spr. R. M’Keith and Spr. G. Pringle; Scots Guards - Pte. W. Scott; Royal Scots - Pte. C. Johnstone; Royal Fusiliers - L-Cpl. D. Bain; West Riding Regiment - Pte. Angus Morrison; Black Watch - Lt. A. Muir, Lt. A. Graham, Lt. Pat E. Smythe, Lt. J. Ritchie, Sgt. J. Maley, Cpl. D. Strong, L-Cpl. T. Brough, L-Cpl. T. Laing, L-Cpl. J.L. Bain, Pte. A. Smith, Pte. G. Patterson, Pte. W. Kiddie, Pte. A. M’Farlane, Pte. A. Bain, Pte. J. Duncan and Pte. J. Brand; Manchester Regiment - Capt. A. Mackenzie, M.C.; H.L.I. - Pte. A. Milne and Pte. J. Kinmond; Seaforth Highlanders - Lt. W. Mackenzie, D.S.O., L-Cpl. D. Robertson, Pte. J. Couper, Pte. J. Kinmond, Pte. R. Pringle and Pte. E. Findley; Gordon Highlanders - Pte. R. Patterson, Pte. J. Maley, T. Maley, Pte. W. Smith; Cameron Highlanders - Pte. A. Kettles; A and S Highlanders - Cpl. L Johnston; Royal Dublin Fusiliers - Capt. P. Dalton; A.S.C - Pte. D. M’Master; Canadian Contingent - Cp. A. M’Ewan, Sgt. R. M’Farlane, Pte. P.M. Simpson and Pte. J. Small; New Zealand Contingent - Pte. G.A. Campbell and Pte. R.R. Northam - Their names liveth for ever more” A hymn having been sung by the united choirs of the two churches under the leadership of Mr Dan Murrie, the Rev. James Robertson, D.D., D.S.O, minister of the parish, thereafter on the invitation of Colonel Smyth offered up a dedicatory prayer, and subsequently made a few appropriate remarks which suitably voiced the feelings of the audience. The principal address was delivered by Colonel Smythe of Methven who said that a year or so ago at a public meeting in Methven a committee was appointed to carry through the erection of a memorial to these sons of the parish who had given their lives for their King and country in the Great War. The results of their efforts they saw before them this day. To them who knew and loved them no stone and lime memorial was required to keep alive in their hearts the memory of those they had lost, but for those that come after that cenotaph would show they they honoured and mourned those 52 men of Methven whose names were inscribed on that stone, who gave their lives that they should live. The Parish Council of Methven had consented to take charge of the memorial, and in the name of the committee he begged to hand it over to their custody. Mr Thomas W. Reid, J.P., chairman of the Parish Council, accepted custody of the memorial on behalf of the council. Pipers from Perth played “The Flowers of the Forest” and the “Last Post” was sounded by buglers, while the choir sang “Now the labourer’s task is oer”. REQUIEM This stone will tell to coming years of joy and tears, How these dear lads forsaking all, Obeyed the call. Bright-eyed and light of heart they went Eager, intent, And mothers wept unseen the while They sought to smile In the first blush of joyous Youth When life forsooth Was sweet, oh! passing sweet, they fell, Yet all is well Oh! Aching hearts, rest, rest in peace, In glad release Your dear ones live beyond the sun, The victory won
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