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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Roxburgh
Town
Bonchester Bridge
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 May 1921
    Attended by: Sir Robert Usher, Bart of Wells
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5657
Current location

Junction of A6088 and B6357
Bonchester Bridge
Roxburgh
Borders
TD9 8JL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 58531 12199
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on tall plinth set on double step base. A sheathed sword is engraved in relief on the cross and names inscribed on plinth. Memorial sited in garden area and surrounded by railings.
Inscription
Base of the Cross-ERECTED IN/HONOURED MEMORY/OF THE FOLLOWING/SOLDIERS/FROM THIS PARISH/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR Plinth Front Face-1914 1918/[names] Top Base-DO YOU GRIEVE, O READER, THAT THESE HAVE COME BEFORE/AND THAT THEIR GRAVES LIE BEYOND THE NARROW SEAS/DO NOT GRIEVE, YOUR NAME MAY PERISH,/THEIRS WILL LIVE FOR EVER AND EVER Plinth Rear Face- 1939 1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, James Inglis
Anderson, John
Baptie, James
Bell, James
Bell, William
Brockie, David
Burnett, John
Cairns, James Aitchison
Davidson, Robert
Elliot, Alex Shiels
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
RECENTLY REFURBISHED; REFERRED TO IN 1996 LETTER
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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