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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
North East Fife
Town
Newburgh
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr James B Dunn ARSA FRIBA, of Edinburgh (Architect)
MR ALEXANDER CARRICK RSA RBS (Sculptor)
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 April 1923
    Attended by: Brigadier General Ronald Cheape CMG DSO MC LL of Wellfield, Gateside, Strathmiglo, Fife
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5741
Current location

On the north side of the A913
The Boundary
A913
Newburgh
North East Fife
Fife
KY14 6DP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 23037 18109
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A dark Doddington stone obelisk which features the figure of a kilted Highland soldier stood easy at the top. Below, on each side of the main body of the obelisk, are four stone tablets with dedications inscribed on each. An additional blue plaque has been placed on the front face of the memorial below the original tablet. In front of this, another tablet sits at the foot of the memorial commemorating the served and returned. A memorial fountain stands adjacent to the obelisk (report 5742)
Inscription
6 o'clock face: REMEMBER WITH THANKS/ GIVING THE TRUE AND/ FAITHFUL MEN WHO IN/ THE YEARS OF WAR/ WENT FORTH FROM/ THIS PARISH FOR GOD/ AND RIGHT/ THE NAMES OF THOSE/ WHO RETURNED NOT/ AGAIN ARE HERE IN-/ SCRIBED TO BE/ HONOURED FOR EVER-/ MORE/ 1914-1919 6 o'clock face separate plaque at base of obelisk- 1939-1945/[names in 2 columns] 3, 9, and 12 o'clock faces: (Names) Tablet: A TOKEN OF RESPECT/ AND AFFECTION/ FROM THOSE/ WHO WERE SPARED/ TO RETURN/ TO THOSE/ "WHOSE NAME LIVETH/FOR EVERMORE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, A
Aitken, J
Aitken, W
Anderson, A
Anderson, A
Anderson, R
Angus, J
Back, A
Ballantine, D J M
Birrell, D
See details for all 103 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 76
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames,regiment
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forename, service
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 1420mm, height 5000mm, width 1420mm
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ravelston
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Condition
History
c2005 Plinth repointed, & two floodlights added
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Royal British Legion (Newburgh) & Fife Council jointly
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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