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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
Cardenden
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR ALEX MURDOCH (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 April 1922
    Attended by: Mrs Graham (who lost a son and two sons respectively in the war)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 April 1922
    Attended by: REV A MCNEILL HOUSTON
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5714
Current location

B921
Cardenden
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY5 0NE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 21410 96000
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Square monument on two massive steps. Moulded base supports four panels, at corners of which are moulded columns. Whole surmounted by ornate cross. 3 figures on front face (east) representing Army, Navy and Air Force
Inscription
Beneath the three figures: THEIR NAME LIVETH/FOR EVERMORE The main dedication: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT/WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/AND OF THOSE WHO FELL/IN THE 1939-1945 WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Wm
Adam, Peter
Adam, Peter
Allison, John
Anderson, Alex
Anderson, David
Anderson, James
Anderson, Thos
Anderson, Wm
Anderson, Wm
See details for all 243 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 198
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 198
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, forename
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 49
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 49
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, forename
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 3.65M, height 7.3M, width 3.65M
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Costs

Site: £1200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
FIFE REGIONAL COUNCIL
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2793&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • AUCHTERDERRAN PARISH – This memorial, erected by Mr Murdoch, sculptor, Kirkcaldy, on the glebe at Auchterderran, Fife, was unveiled by Mrs Goodall, Cardenbank; and Mrs Graham (who lost a son and two sons respectively in the war), and dedicated by the parish minister, the Rev. A. M’Neill Houston, who gave the site. He read a list of 190 names of men from the parish who paid the supreme sacrifice. Addresses were given by Mr Adamson, M.P., for Fife; and Mr Chas. Carlow, J.P., chairman of the Fife Coal Company. Many beautiful wreaths from the Fife Coal Company, the Women’s Guild of the Parish Church, and other friends and bereaved relatives were placed on the Cenotaph at the close of the ceremony. Several thousand parishioners attended, and all local bodies were represented on the platform, under the chairmanship of Mr W. Reid, miner, president of the War Memorial Committee. The chairman of the Parish Council accepted custody of the memorial for that body. The Scotsman, Wednesday, 12 April 1922, 12.

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