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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Angus
Town
Brechin
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Mau Mau Uprising (1952-1960), Korean War (1950-1953), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Maker
J Kinross (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 Dcember 1923
    Attended by: Countess of Dalhousie
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5695
Current location

Brechin Park
Off Smithbank Road
Brechin
Angus
Tayside
DD9 7NY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 60255 60766
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large octagonal pillar set on a plinth and base with a flight of steps. There are plaques set on the 4 faces of the plinth with WW1 names (the first starts with the dedication), and a small wall at the rear of the memorial with a plaque with WW2. To the right of the memorial there is also a granite tablet with 1 additional name for each of WW1 and WW2, also 1 name for the Mau-Mau uprising, and 1 name for Northern Ireland.
Inscription
TO THE UNDYING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THE/ CITY AND PARISH OF BRECHIN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE./[names in 2 columns] [The balance of WW1 names are 3 other plaques each in 2 columns] Plaque on the wall-TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR./1939-1945./[Names in 3 columns]/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS. Granite Tablet- [name]/FRANCE 1916/[name]/BURMA 1945/[name]/KENYA 1955/[name]/NORTHERN IRELAND 1972
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abercromby, William
Adam, Alexander
Adam, James
Allison, Charles
Allison, George
Anderson, David
Anderson, D Lyall
Anderson, G Ogilvy
Anderson, William
Anderson, William
See details for all 361 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 300
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 300
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Mau Mau Uprising (1952-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, place of death, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, place of death, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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