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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Roxburgh
Town
Kelso
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER, MR CHARLES D'ORVILLE PILKINGTON JACKSON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5659
Current location

Kelso Abbey Grounds
Kelso
Roxburgh
Borders
TD5 7JA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 72863 33759
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Mercat cross in a walled enclosure with a niche and figure of St George. Burgh Arms on each face at the top of the column.
Inscription
TO/THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF THIS TOWN/ AND DISTRICT/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-18/ GREATER LOVE/ HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS Each WW2 Plaque- 1939-1945/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE/OF KELSO PARISH WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR/[names in 2 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Affleck, William R
Aitchison, John
Aitchison, William R
Alexander, Robert J
Allan, Robert
Anderson, Adam
Anderson, Adam
Anderson, Alfred
Anderson, George
Anderson, Henry
See details for all 326 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 285
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 285
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forenames, surname, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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