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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
North East Fife
Town
Elie
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS R PERT & SONS, MR THOMAS BEATTIE, MESSRS DONALDSON & BURNS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 April 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 November 1947
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5729
Current location

Park Place / High Street
Elie
North East Fife
Fife
KY9 1DH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 49126 00074
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A curved stone block wall incorporating balustrades and benches with square pillars at each end. Each pillar is surmounted by stone globes. There are stone pillars supporting the upper part of the wall and a dedicatory tablet placed in the centre. Each side of the tablet are two rectangular plaques for WW2. There is a paved area within the curve of the wall. A small cross surrounded by a wreath with a ribbon is carved on the wall above the WW1 tablet. The WW1 tablet includes the civilian occupations of the casualties.
Inscription
Centre tablet: 1914 1919/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF ELIE & EARLSFERRY/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ THEY DID THEIR STERN DUTY AND DIED GREATLY IN THE DOING OF IT/ AND IN OUR HEARTS/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. Left and right hand tablets: 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Ord
Affleck, William G
Aitken, Andrew
Aitken, Charles
Anderson, James M
Anstruther, John
Cattanach, James
Donaghy, John
Dunsire, Andrew
Dunsire, John H
See details for all 33 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment,forename,occupation,decorations
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Surnames.
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £648-3-10

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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