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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Lothian
Town
Fauldhouse
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Messrs Cowie and Miller, Wishaw (Architect)
Mr Robert Gray, St Vincent Street, Glasgow (Makers)
Mr Stutt, Paisley - laid out ground around the site (Landscaper or Paviour)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 September 1922
    Attended by: General Sir Francis Davies, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.D., General Officer Commanding the Forces in Scotland
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28tSeptember 1947
    Attended by: Rev. James Swanson
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 September 1947
    Attended by: The Rt. Hon. George Mathers, D.L., M.P.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 September 1922
    Attended by: Rev. Charles Watson, M.A., Parish Minister. Rev. James Mechie M.A. Rev. John Gibson, M.A., Longridge U.F. Church
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53690
Current location

Opposite Miner's Club/outside the old Police Station
Bridge Street
Fauldhouse
West Lothian
Lothian
EH47 9AY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 93199 60615
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Made of rough ashlar granite with three tiers of polished granite is a pedestal at each corner with a representation of an urn with rope enrichment and flamboyant finale. The pedestal is surmounted by a beautifully carved white stone Ionic Cross. Four panels carry in leaden letters the names of the WW1 fallen. WW2 names panel added at an angle across the front steps.
Inscription
Front: ERECTED/ IN/ PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE/ MEN OF THIS DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THE ROYAL SCOTS/[names] "Their name liveth for evermore" Face 2-ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY[names]//ROYAL NAVY/[name]/ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS/[names]/ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS/[name]/ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS/[names]/SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/[names]/SCOTTISH RIFLES/[names]/ROYAL WARWICKS/[names]/ Face 3-ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS/[names]/AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES/[names]/ARMY VET. CORPS/[name]/CAMERON HIGHLANDERS/[names]/CANADIANS/[names]/COLDSTREAM GUARDS/[name]/GORDON HIGHLANDERS/[names]/ Face 4-HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY/[names]/ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS/[name]/KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS/[names]/LONDON REGIMENT/[name]/NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS/[name]/ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS/[names]/ROYAL HIGHLANDERS/[names]/ROYAL ENGINEERS/[names] ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF / THEIR BROTHERS / OF A NEW GENERATION / WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. / 1939-1945 Column 1-ROYAL NAVY / [names] / ROYAL SCOTS/ [names]SEAFORTH HIGHS/ [names] CAMERON HIGHS/ [name]/GORDON HIGHS/ [name]/ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS/ [name] Column 2-SCOTS GUARDS/ [names]/LONDON SCOTTISH/ [name]/ROYAL ARTILLERY/ [names]/R.A.F./ [names]/A.T.S./ [name]/W.A.A.F./ [name]/ROYAL ESSEX REG./ [name] At Base- PIONEER CORPS/[name]/MERCHANT NAVY/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, Jas.
Anderson, John
Anderson, Stewart
Andrew, Thos.
Baird, Peter
Baird, Robt.
Barrie, Alex.
Boyd, And.
Boyd, John
Boyle, Hugh
See details for all 145 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 111
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 111
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: regiment, rank, forenames, surname
    Order of information: Regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: service THEN rank THENsurname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Ashlar, Granite - Polished
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Condition
Costs

Site: Gifted by the Superior , Mrs Morgan, for all time.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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