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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Kyle And Carrick
Town
Ayr
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Boer War; First (1880-1881), Sudan Campaign (1882-1899), Burma (19th Century), Colonial India, Boer War; Second (1899-1902), Regimental Memorials
Maker
SIR THOMAS BROCK RA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st November 1902
    Attended by: George A Montgomerie Earl of Eglinton and Winton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56970
Current location

Burns Statue Square
Ayr
Kyle And Carrick
Strathclyde
KA7 1UP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 33934 21374
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three step base with pedestal, surmounted by sculpted bronze figure of a Royal Scots Fusilier. Figure stands turned to face his left, with a knapsack on his back, holding an upturned rifle in his right hand. A Busby hat lies between his feet. The pedestal has a sculpted bronze plaque with raised regimental insignia of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE/ OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE/ ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS/ WHO DIED Front Face-IN THE CAMPAIGN IN/ SOUTH AFRICA 1879 - 81 THE SOUDAN 1884 - 5/ BURMA 1885 - 9 TIRAH 1897/ AND SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1902/ ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF AYRSHIRE/ WIGTOWNSHIRE THE STEWARTRY AND/ DUMFRIESSHIRE AND BY THE 1ST AND 2ND BATTNS/ AND 3RD MILITIA BATTN AND THE 1ST AND 2ND VOLUNTEER BATTALIONS/ ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, THE 1ST AYR AND GALLOWAY/ VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY AND THE 4TH BATTN KING'S/ OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS/YE BABBLING WINDS, IN SILENCE SWEET/ DISTURB YE NOT THE HERO'S SLEEP. Face 2-SOUTH AFRICA 1879-ZULU CAMPAIGN AND TRANSVAAL/KILLED IN ACTION AND DIED OF WOUNDS/[names in 3 columns]/DIED FROM DISEASE OR ACCIDENT/[names in 3 columns]/SOUDAN EXPEDITION 1884-185 THE NILE/[names in 2 columns] Face 3-BURMA WAR 1885-89/KILLED IN ACTION AND DIED OF WOUNDS/[names in 2 columns]/DIED FROM DISEASE/[names in 3 columns]/TIRAH CAMPAIGN 1897/KILLED IN ACTION AND DIED OF WOUNDS/[names in 3 columns]/DIED FROM DISEASE/[names in 3 columns]/SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902/KILLED IN ACTION AND DIED OF WOUNDS/[names in 3 columns] Face 4-SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902/KILLED IN ACTION AND DIED OF WOUNDS/[names in 3 columns],DIED FROM DISEASE OR ACCIDENT/[names in 3 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, C
Anderson, M
Auchinleck, D
Baillie, M
Baillie, W L D
Bedford, J
Bednall, A
Beveridge, T
Birmingham, D
Black, R
See details for all 234 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; First (1880-1881)
    Total names on memorial: 75
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 75
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, manner of death, regiment, rank
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
  • Sudan Campaign (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, manner of death, regiment, rank
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
  • Burma (19th Century)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, manner of death, regiment, rank
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, manner of death, regiment, rank
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank THEN suname
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 123
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 123
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, manner of death, regiment, rank
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 234
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 234
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: conflict, surname, initials of forenames, manner of death, regiment, rank
    Order of information: conflict THEN manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
South Ayrshire Council
Reference

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