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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Stirling
Town
Stirling
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J W Singer and Sons Ltd, Mr George R Davidson, Messers B Reynolds & Son of Stirling, Messers Holmes & Jackson
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 October 1922
    Attended by: (without the names plaques) Field Marshal The Earl Haig KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 October 1949
    Attended by: Reverend Stevensson Stuart
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 October 1949
    Attended by: Lieutant General. Sir Gordon H A MacMillan KCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, MC
  • Unveiled
    Date: Before 22 June 1923
    Attended by: (addition of the names plaques) Provost McCulloch and Mrs McCulloch
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5768
Current location

Corn Exchange Road
Stirling
Stirling
Central
FK8 2QA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 79470 93365
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square column in walled enclosure on stepped base surmounted by flag pole (1) Bronze wreaths on each face (2) Two lions holding a crown and supporting a standard, all on top
Inscription
IN PROUD AND / GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF/ STIRLING WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR / 1914-198 / At the going down / of the sun and in / the morning we will / remember them. IN EVERLASTING MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF STIRLING / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945 THIS MEMORIAL / WAS UNVEILED BY / FIELD-MARSHALL / EARL HAIG / on 14TH OCTOBER / 1922 BOOK OF REMEM- / BRANCE CONTAINING / THE NAMES OF / 692 FALLEN MEN / IS KEPT ON VIEW AT / THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abercromby, Thomas
Adam, Allan
Adams, Alexander G (junior)
Adams, Alexander G (senior)
Adams, Robert
Adams, William
Aitken, Andrew
Aitken, R H
Aitken, Thomas
Alexander, George H
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 712
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 712
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 221
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 221
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 2400, height 7300 mm, width 1009 mm
    Materials: Stone - Blaxter
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Costs

Site: £2601.4.6

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=59&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Edinburgh Evening News - Friday 22 June 1923 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/19230622/186/0009 STIRLING WAR MEMORIAL CEREMONIES. The Stirling war memorial has been completed by the addition of two large bronze ptates containing names of those who fell. The plates have been afflxed to the sides of the pillar, and names number 692. Yesterday afternoon the plates were unveiled by Mrs M'Culloch. wife of Provost M'Culloch, and Provost M'Culloch laid a beautiful wreath an the memorial Following the ceremony at the memorial, the carved oak shrine, enclosing the “Book of Remembrance," which contains the names of the fallen, was dedicated in the Public Library which overlooks tbs memorial.
  • Dundee Courier - Monday 17 April 1922 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19220417/106/0005 £2300 available for the monument
  • Accounts of the memorial and its unveiling: Town Council Minutes REF: SB 1/1/27-31 Stirling Journal and Advertiser , 19 October 1922/ 28 June 1923 Stirling Observer 10 November 1959/ 4 June 1953

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