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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Stirling
Town
Strathblane
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 August 1921
    Attended by: His Grace The Duke of Montrose
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 August 1921
    Attended by: Revd W B Moyes
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57587
Current location

In small garden
junction of Glasgow Road and Campsie Dean Road
Strathblane
Stirling
Central
G63 9HZ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 55596 79641
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plinth with stone column surmounted by a cross. On the 6 o'lock face of the column is a shield with lion on it and below it is a sword with ribbon carved around the blade. On the 9 o'clock face of the column is a shield with lion and saltire on it. On the 12 o'clock face of the column is a shield with thistle a crown on it. On the 3 o'clock face of the column is a shield with saltire on it. There are 3 names tablets for WW1, an added tablet for WW2, and on the surrounding wall a plaque for a casualty from Afghanistan
Inscription
SACRED TO/ THE MEMORY/ OF THOSE FROM/ THE PARISH OF/ STRATHBLANE/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE. In the Stonework 1939-1945/[names on tablet below] IN MEMORY OF/ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO/GARY WRIGHT/OF THIS PARISH/KILLED IN ACTION IN/AFGHANISTAN/19TH OCTOBER 2006/AGED 27 YEARS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barr, John Y
Binnie, Philip
Blair, Robert
Callender, James
Cartwright, James C
Cartwright, William J
Devlyn, William
Dillon, John
Don, George
Edmondstone, William G
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forename, manner of death, date of death, age, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Condition
History
2016-War Memorials Trust grant of £2,410: Memorial cleaned to remove soiling and biological growth, also of the paving and steps-using water and natural bristle brushes. Defective mortar unpicked from the memorial and boundary walls-then repointed with lime mortar. Deteriorated lettering deepened and sharpened to improve legibility
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Site gifted by His Honour Judge Grahame. Over £800 was raised by subscriptions

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=730&mforum=warmemscot
  • 'The Blane' magazine Issue 29 December 2207- for the Afghan tablet, with an image
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 71, November 2016, page 8
  • STRATHBLANE WAR MEMORIAL The Stirling Observer of the 25th August 1921 recorded the unveiling on Sunday 21st August 1921 by His Grace the Duke of Montrose of the monument erected in memory of those who fell in the Great War. A joint service was held in the parish church at 12 noon after which a large gathering marched to the memorial led by a pipe band for the dedication and unveiling at 1.30pm. The comrades of the Great War headed the procession, followed by the Duke of Montrose, Sir Archibald Edmonstone and His Honour Judge Grahame. Following on were representatives of the various public bodies, the Boy Scouts, the ministers and Kirk Sessions, the relatives of the public then the general public. The Duke of Montrose in unveiling the monument paid tribute to the sacrifice made by those from the parish who had died for their country. Speaking with deep feeling, he pointed out "what the war had meant to those who took part in it, and what their sacrifice meant to those who had benefited by their death, and what it ought to mean to the people of our land as an incentive to noble and self sacrificing lives." The Rev T Johnson offered a prayer of dedication, and thereafter His Honour Judge Grahame formally gifted the site. Four trumpeters then sounded "The Last Post" and the Rev W.B. Moyes pronounced the Benediction. The monument was designed by Robert Lorimer and was constructed of Doddington stone. It consists of a square base, each side being panelled to receive the inscriptions and names, a slender shaft rises from the base, and at the top of the shaft are four shields, the finish being a cross. A sum of over £800 was readily subscribed for the purpose of erecting it.

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