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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Clydesdale
Town
Law
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr T. R. Orr, sculptor, Cambusnethan (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 May 1920
    Attended by: Captain Walter Elliot, M.C., M.P.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 May 1920
    Attended by: Revd. S. D. Gray
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54243
Current location

Law Recreation Ground
Lawhill Road
Law
Clydesdale
Strathclyde
ML8 5HA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 82031 52131
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone obelisk surmounting a plinth and two stepped base. Obelisk and plinth are fronted with rough cut stone bricks and the plinths are smooth cut. The base of the memorial is surrounded by cobbled stones. There is a metal ornament on the front of the memorial shows a crossed flag/standard and sheathed sword, surmounted by a wreath.
Inscription
Plinth: IN / MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF LAW / WHO DIED / ON SERVICE IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / Plinth, sides: (Names)/ THEY DID THEIR DUTY, AND THEIR NAMES/ SHALL LIVE FOR EVERMORE Plinth, reverse: 235 MEN FROM / LAW DISTRICT / SERVED IN H.M. FORCES / IN THE GREAT WAR / OUT OF THAT NUMBER / 29 MEN WHOSE NAMES / ARE RECORDED HEREON / MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFICE Base, upper: ERECTED BY/ THE INHABITANTS OF LAW/ 23RD MAY 1920 Base, lower: ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/[names in 2 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, Edward
Anderson, Wm. R
Boyd, William
Brown, Anderson
Buchanan, John
Cummings, Edward
Davidson, J Mcf
Duffy, James
Duncan, James G
Durie, Thomas K
See details for all 39 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=588&mforum=warmemscot
  • The Scotsman 24 May 1920. WAR MEMORIALS UNVEILING AT LAW JUNCTION.— The unveiling of a war memorial to the fallen soldiers belonging to the village of Law Junction, near Carluke, took place yesterday, before a gathering of several thousand people. The monument is in the form of a granite obelisk, and bears the names of 29 men. Mr Matthew Richmond presided. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Captain Walter Elliot, M.C., M.P. After the ceremony Carluke Brass Band played "The Flowers of the Forest."
  • Carluke and Lanark Gazette - Friday 28 May 1920 -UNVEILING OF LAW WAR MEMORIAL -TOUCHING AND IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY.-(picture) The most touching and impressive ceremony which has ever taken place in Law, and one which will take a permanent place in the annals of the village, took place on Sunday afternoon in connection with the unveiling of the War Memorial erected to the memory of the Law men who had fallen in battle or otherwise died on service. The ceremony was carried through under ideal weather conditions, and the attendance as a result was a record one, the ceremony being witnessed by a gathering of between two and three thousand people drawn from over a wide area. The ceremony will live, long in the memory of all who witnessed it. ……….

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