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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Dunfermline
Town
Limekilns
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War - civilians, First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Col. The Honoray David Bruce (Architect)
Messr James Stewart and Sons (Sculptor)
Men of the Village (Undefined)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 November 1921
    Attended by: Earl of Elgin of Broomhall
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 November 1950
    Attended by: Lord Bruce
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5721
Current location

On a hill called Beggars Knowle
On North side of the road from Limekilns to Charlestown
Limekilns
Dunfermline
Fife
KY11 3HJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 07174 83471
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A square sandstone pillar on two stepped base. At the top of the pillar is the sword of sacrifice.
Inscription
ERECTED BY/ THE PEOPLE OF THIS DISTRICT/ AS A TOKEN OF THANKSGIVING/ FOR PEACE/ AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE NOBLE SELF-SACRIFICE/ OF THEIR RELATIONS AND/ FRIENDS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ ON ACTIVE SERVICE/ IN THE CAUSE OF/ TRUTH HONOUR AID FREEDOM/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names).
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Barbour, Richard
Bell, James R
Birnell, George
Carscadden, J Mcc
Crawford, Alex
Duff, John
Duff, Ronald W. J.
Dunlop, Donald
Ewan, David
Falkenstein, Albert C. J.
See details for all 33 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1000mm, height 5500mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Fife Regional Council
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2791&mforum=warmemscot
  • Dunfermline Journal, 15 November 1950
  • 'Plaque unveiled by Lord Bruce', Fife Limekilns War Memorial 1939-1945, Dunfermline Press, 18 November 1950
  • 'Limelinks and Charlestown War Memorial, Unveiling ceremony by Earl of Elgin, an impressive scene', Dunfermline Journal, 19 November 1921

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