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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
East Wemyss
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
Maker
A Stewart Tod of Wemyss Castle, JOHN TWEED
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 November 1921
    Attended by: Mrs Mary Simpson- 3 of her sons were amomg the fallen named
  • Rededicated
    Date: 26 September 2013
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5718
Current location

St Marys by The Sea (the former Parish Church)
Main Street/Back Dykes
East Wemyss
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY1 4RX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 34025 96759
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Central pillar surmounted by a bronze statue of a soldier wearing battle dress marching with a slung rifle. Dedication is on the front face of the pillar in lead lettering, with the names in black lettering below. Two tablets are set within the flanking curved wall, with a continuation of the names. A stone tablet at the base of the pillar bears the names for the Second World War and a name for a post 1945 conflict. The structure forms a recessed corner of the church wall, with square columns at the ends of the curved wall. Fronted by a metal railing and gate.
Inscription
Pillar: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF EAST WEMYSS/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names) Tablet: 1939-1945/ (Names)/ AND THOSE WHO DIED SERVING THEIR COUNTRY SINCE 1945/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, T
Adamson, W
Agnew, John S
Anderson, David
Anderson, Herbert
Ashwood, John
Berry, W
Bertram, Thomas
Brown, Andrew
Brown, Thomas
See details for all 98 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 70
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 70
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 600mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 3000mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 1750mm, width 3500mm
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
2013, June: statue stolen, then later found discarded at Kirkcaldy Hayfield Cemetery; c2004: statue stolen and later returned when it was located in Newcastle; another report says Halifax
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Fife Regional Council
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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