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Memorial details

Memorial type
Arch
District
West Lothian
Town
Mid Calder
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs. Thos. Roberts and Hume, architect, Bathgate (Designer)
Messrs. J. Fleming and Son, Builders, Bathgate (Builder)
Mr Wm. Anderson, Mid Calder (Blacksmith)
Messrs Crawford and Sons, Glasgow - bronze work. (Founder / Foundry)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1923
    Attended by: Colonel Sir George M'Crae, D.S.O., Royal Scots
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 September 1950
    Attended by: Rev. Mr J. M. Jeffrey, Bridgend Church
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 September 1950
    Attended by: Mr George G. Grant, Chairman of the District Council
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1923
    Attended by: Rev. W. Weir Clark, B.D., Hon. C.F., Rev. G. Maclean Wylie.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53697
Current location

Arched gateway forming the entrance to the cemetery extension. East side the road across from the church
Mid Calder Cemetery
Main Street
Mid Calder
West Lothian
Lothian
EH53 0AW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 07413 67315
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone arched gateway with battlemented turrets. On left a saltire in shield,centre a cross surrounded with a wreath and on right a lion rampant in a shield. With three inscribed bronze plaques - one for WW1 on the outside face of each of the left and right hand gateposts, and the WW2 plaque on the inside face of the right hand gatepost.
Inscription
over the archway:1914-1919/ ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN FROM MID CALDER PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR Left Hand WW1 Plaque-[names Allan to J Murrray] Right Hand WW1 Plaque-[names L Murray to Yates] 2nd Right Hans Plaque-ALSO TO THE MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO FELL IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, G
Allan, P
Anderson, T
Benson, W
Boyd, S
Brown, William
Cairns, Thomas
Calder, J M R
Carr, James
Chambers, A
See details for all 74 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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