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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Lothian
Town
Dirleton
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 October 1920
    Attended by: Patrick Ford MP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 12 November 1948
    Attended by: Rev H O Wallace and Mr David Tweedie of Dunfinnan
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 October 1920
    Attended by: Rev Norman Keith
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53616

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Current location

Village Green
Manse Road
Dirleton
East Lothian
Lothian
EH39 5EW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 51324 84117
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic Cross, with a shaft and shields attached, made of Northumberland sandstone, with a square plinth. One side of the plinth bears the dedication, and the other three sides bear the names: the WW1 names are inside panels and the WW2 names have been added below these panels. The whole is set on an octagonal base and two octagonal steps.
Inscription
TO THE/ DEATHLESS/ MEMORY/ OF THE SONS/ OF DIRLETON/ PARISH/ WHO/ LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ AND IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 (NAMES) (NAMES) (NAMES) Base: THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Burns, A
Burnside, J H
Calder, J
Campbell, P
Christie, M
Falconer, R
Glen, A
Gracie, W J
Hynds, H
Logan, W
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c 5 metres
    Materials: Stone - Northumberland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Northumberland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Northumberland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Northumberland
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
East Lothian Council
Reference

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