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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
Kinghorn
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Mr Alexander Carrick, A.R.S.A, Edinburgh (Sculptor)
Mr William Williamson, Kirkcaldy (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 September 1923
    Attended by: Sir Ralph Anstruther Bart of Balcaskie, the Lord Lieutenant of Fife.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 August 1947
    Attended by: Rev. Charles Macarthur, Rev. William Roy and Rev. H. Cooper.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 August 1947
    Attended by: Captain (E) C. W. Jones, R.N.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5720
Current location

4
Burntisland Road-Crossroads of High Street and Rossland Place
Kinghorn
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY3 9RD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 26883 86876
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The theme of this monument lies in the grouping of two figures. One a sailor kneeling on a pedestal, with his gaze tarned down the forth, and his hands on a shell, whilst standing behind him in full equipment, his greycoat turned back as if by the wind, is the figure of a Black Watch soldier. They stand on top of a large square pillar. On the four sides of the pillar are commemorative tablets.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ THIS BURGH AND PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ ALSO IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO FELL/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ (Name)/ Ist BATTALION BLACK WATCH/ KILLED IN ACTION KOREA JULY 1952.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbie, Peter
Armitage, Alexander
Beavis, Albert
Beveridge, William
Bone, Stanley
Braid, John
Braid, Pte John
Brooks, Fredrick
Brown, Philip
Brown, Robert L
See details for all 78 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, manner of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 3000mm, height 2133.6mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Fife Council
Reference

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