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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Cunninghame
Town
Saltcoats
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
MESSRS HENRY HUTCHEON (Sculptor)
Mr James Miller (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 May 1922
    Attended by: Marchioness Ailsa
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 May 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54010
Current location

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59-67
In the middle of the roundabout
opposite the Sainsbury's Saltcoats Superstore
Hamilton Street
Saltcoats
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA21 5AA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 24376 41578
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The memorial stands within a triangular plot of ground surrounded by a granolithic walkway which is enclosed with ornamental wrought-iron railings. The First World War names are inscribed on the main plinth in raised lead lettering. The dedicatory inscription is on a panel on one face of the plinth. This is a polished tablet with the letters raised from the background. Surmounting the plinth is the main pillar of the memorial. On each side is a pilaster and on the base of the front side is an enlarged carving of the burgh seal. Surmounting the pillar is a sculpture of a Royal Scots Fusilier, larger than life size, and in the 'on guard' position. There was originally an octagonal base, probably removed to make room for the WW2 names. The Second World War names are inscribed on the front face of the base of the memorial.
Inscription
PLINTH 6 O'CLOCK: IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF SALTCOATS/ WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ THEY PASSED FROM THE SIGHT OF MEN/ BY THE PATH OF DUTY 9 O'CLOCK: (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK: (NAMES) 3 O'CLOCK: (NAMES) BASE 6 O'CLOCK: 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aird, James G
Aitken, John
Alexander, James S
Alexander, Joseph
Allan, Alexander
Allan, Isaac E
Allan, James
Allan, James
Anderson, Andrew G
Anderson, James P
See details for all 311 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 201
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 201
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 110
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 110
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 2100mm, height 7200mm, width 2100mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2005: Improvement of surrounding paths, rails and flower beds and repair of bayonet. (exact date unknown)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
North Ayrshire Council
Reference

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