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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
West Lothian
Town
Bathgate
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1925
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5642
Current location

Located in a square next to St John's Parish Church
Mid Street
Bathgate
West Lothian
Lothian
EH48 1QD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 97648 68780
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • On top of a hill near a housing estate
    Bathgate
    West Lothian
    Lothian
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Obelisk on stone base with Bathgate burgh coat of arms encircled by laurel wreath. Two bronze panels with names of the fallen are on either side of the memorial. Five large metal posts of differing height detailing the war's commemorated- these were added in 1995 when the memorial was relocated.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM/ BATHGATE/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ 12 O'CLOCK FACE: THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE/ (Names) 9 O'CLOCK FACE: ALSO IN PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF BATHGATE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Posts- 1. V/E/V/J/1995 2. 1/9/1/4/1/9/1/8 3. + 4.1/9/3/9/1/9/4/5 5.K/O/R/E/A/N/W/A/R
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, T
Aitken, J
Aitken, J
Aitken, M
Aitken, P
Anderson, D
Anderson, J C
Anthony, A H
Anthony, J
Anthony, J
See details for all 314 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 258
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 258
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials of forenames surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials of forenames, surname, rank, unit, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials of forenames, surname, rank, regiment, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
SEE CUTTINGS FOR DETAILS OF THE MOVE
Costs

Site: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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