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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Auchterarder
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
John Stewart of Stewart & Paterson, Messrs Martyn & Sons
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 Nov 1921
    Attended by: Sir Robert Moncrieffe
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55176
Current location

beside the Town Hall
on the site of the nave of the old Parish Church (demolished 1904)
Main Street
Auchterarder
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH3 1BN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 94521 12917
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall round stone pillar with a square finial surmounted by a small metal Celtic style cross, which is on a hexagonal pedestal , octagonal base and 3 rectangular steps. Around the top and bottom of the pedestal are bronze strips bearing the dedication, and there are four bronze names plaques.
Inscription
Upper band reads; ERECTED IN GRATEFUL AND REVERENT MEMORY OF THE SONS OF AUCHTERARDER WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES TO SAVE THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19 Lower band reads; A CITY SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HID AND THEY SHALL BRING THE GLORY AND HONOUR OF THE NATIONS INTO IT Plaques- [names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, James
Archibald, Donald
Archibald, James
Bayne, Alexander
Brown, John
Burgh-smeaton, Jack
Cairns, Henry H
Cairns, William
Cairns, William K
Caw, James
See details for all 85 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 85
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 85
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, regiment, forename, decorations
    Order of information: regiment (& Battalion for the Black Watch)THEN surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=319&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 11.01.1919 AUCHTERARDER VICTIM OF THE STORNAWAY DISASTER On Friday last week, Mrs D. B. Ramsay, 2 Townhead, Auchterarder, received intimation from the Admiralty that her husband, Seaman David Bisset Ramsay, had been drowned throuth the foundering of H.M.Y. Iolaire at Stornaway on New Year's morning. Seaman Ramsay was a native of Carnoustie, and had been engaged in the whaling industry all his life till called up as an R.N.R. man at the outbreak of war. He was a harpooner on 'The Morning' (Captain Adamson). He was home in Auchterarder on Christmas leave, and only left on the 27th December. Deceased, who was a keen Freemason, leaves a widow and four young children. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon to Auchterarder Cemetery. A bearer party, consisting of two Naval men and four sergeants of the Black Watch, carried the coffin, which was covered with the Union Jack, to the hearse. An escort party of Volunteers, servicemen, both home and colonial, and returned prisoners of war, under the command of Lieutenant M'Beth, preceeded the hearse to the cemetery. A short service was conducted in the house, and at the graveside by the Rev. Norman M'Kenzie, M.A., St. Andrew's U.F. Church, and the 'Last Post' was sounded by Sergeant David Riddoch, R.G.A. * ALSO COMMEMORATED ON BARRY (CARNOUSTIE) WAR MEMORIAL

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