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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Lothian
Town
Kirknewton
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 June 1921
    Attended by: Lady Davies, wife of Lieutenant General Sir Francis Davies, commanding the Forces in Scotland
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 June 1921
    Attended by: Revd Dr Gardiner
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53703
Current location

Roadside near railway station
Kirknewton
West Lothian
Lothian
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 110 620
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross, Maltese, on square stone column with stepped base. Two inlaid name panels, black lettering on green background framed in black. Set on a raised site enclosed by a wall at the front and metal railings behind.
Inscription
Plaque 1: THE PARISH OF KIRKNEWTON AND EAST CALDER/ TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (names in 2 columns) Plaque 2: ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO FELL IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAS/ 1939-1945/ (names in 2 columns)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arburthnot, John
Ballantyne, Robert
Bishop, James
Brown, Walter Gowans
Bryce, John
Calwell, William Noel
Campbell, John
Elliot, Angus Whitson
Falconer, James
Flynn, Matthew
See details for all 66 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment/service, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    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
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=438&mforum=warmemscot
  • Kirknewton and East Calder War Memorial On Sunday last was unveiled the memorial which has been erected on a site close to the King's Highway near Mid Calder Station to the memory of the gallant heroes who gave their lives in the Great War. A short service was conducted by the ministers in the district including the Rev. George Gardiner D.D., Parish Church; Rev. William Cherry, U.F. Church, East Calder; and the Rev. Robert Ferguson, U.F. Church, Wilkieston. A united choir led the praise. After Lady Davies had unveiled the memorial, the Rev. Dr. Gardiner spoke the words of solemn dedication. The following list of fallen whose names are engraved on the bronze tablet was read by Mr Macconochie Welwood: List of fallen as on photograph of memorial. A bugler having sounded the Last Post, Lt.-General Sir Francis Davies, commanding the Forces in Scotland, briefly addressed the huge throng present. He vividly contrasted the devastated areas of the Somme district in France with our peaceful districts and homes, thus bringing home to those present in a very pointed way what was likely to have been their portion had the enemy been victorious. He trusted as the people passed the memorial in their daily routine they would spare a thought to the memory of those who so gallantly fought and died to prevent such a disaster. He concluded by handing the memorial over to the custody of the Parish Council. Mr. A. O. Cassells, chairman, accepted. Later Sir Francis Davies chatted personally with each unit of a company of the comrades of the Great War who acted as a guard of honour under the command of ex-Sergt-Major James Hally. A company of Boy Scouts was also present.
  • [There is no evidence that this was ever a physical memorial]

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