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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Lothian
Town
Dunbar
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
F E B Blanc, of Edinburgh, George Cunningham of Dunbar
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 July 1921
    Attended by: General Sir Reginald Wingate, Bart
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5649
Current location

The memorial is located on the cliff top behind the hotel.
16
Bayswell Hotel
Bayswell Park
Dunbar
East Lothian
Lothian
EH42 1AE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 67362 79273
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Bayswell Hotel
    Marine Drive
    Dunbar
    East Lothian
    Lothian
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
The cross stands atop a three-stepped plinth base which carries the names of the fallen. The inscription is located on the shaft of the cross. The names from World War 1 are located on the top step incised directly into the stone with those commemorating the fallen of World War 2 added on plaques to the stone face of the second tier. A name from the Malaya conflict is also recorded. The memorial is surrounded by a low fence and approached via a path.
Inscription
IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE FROM THE / BURGH AND PARISH / OF DUNBAR / WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amos, William
Anderson, A Stewart
Anderson, Duncan
Anderson, Edward
Anderson, George
Anderson, Robert
Angus, James
Bald, John
Black, William J
Borthwick, James M
See details for all 135 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 136
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 136
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 66
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4877 mm
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
In 2018 a grant of £4,785 from the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund, supported by Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish government helped fund repair and conservation works. A crack on the shaft was repaired and the memorial was re-pointed. The memorial was cleaned with brushes and low pressure water with appropriate poultices used by specialists to reduce the metal staining on the stone. In addressing the inscriptions the lettering was repainted with an appropriate oil based paint to match the existing colour. All metal elements were marked with SmartWater as part of the In Memoriam 2014 initiative to deter theft.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Dunbar Community Council
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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