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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Clackmannan
Town
Denny
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
MR GEORGE HENRY PAULIN ARSA; FRBS; RI (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 May 1922
    Attended by: The Duke of Montrose KT
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 May 1922
    Attended by: Revd R J Bain of Broompark United Free Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5774
Current location

Centre of cemetery
Denny Cemetery
A883
Denny
Clackmannan
Central
FK6 6BU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 82095 82457
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Figure of `youth': young man kneeling on left knee with arms outstretched and palms upward, wearing toga- which was an adaptation of the Burgh Seal. Surmounts a pillar on sloped riser and base, with 4 bronze plaques for WW1- 1 for the dedication and 3 for the names. Bronze wreath on top of front extension, with a plaque on the front face for WW2 and Korea.
Inscription
Plaque 1- TO THE MEN/OF/DENNY AND DUNIPACE/WHO FELL IN/THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/NOTHING IS HERE FOR TEARS,/NOTHING TO WAIL/OR KNOCK THE BREAST,/NO WEAKNESS, NO CONTEMPT,/PRAISE OR BLAME,/NOTHING BUT WELL OR FAIR,/AND WHAT MAY QUIET US/IN A DEATH SO NOBLE./MILTON/"SAMSON AGONISES" Plaque 2- [WW1 names] Plaque 3-+/TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/[names in 3 columns]/WAR IN KOREA 1950-1953 [name] Plaques 4 and 5- [balance of WW1 names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 154
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 154
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: Regiment THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, service, forenames
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second 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
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1.5M, height 4M, width 1.5 M
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: The Site was the gift of Charles William Forbes Esq. of Callender

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=96&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Falkirk Herald 6 August 2013- article giving the historical background-Residents in Denny and Dunipace are being encouraged to make their voices heard over the future location of the burgh’s war memorial. Falkirk Council intends to temporarily relocate the plaques listing the names of fallen soldiers to the Broompark Centre in Denny while Church Walk is demolished. But a consultation exercise is due to begin to gather opinions of where in the town centre a memorial should be sited on a permanent basis. One option, which was discussed at a recent meeting of the town’s heritage society, and posted on the community council’s Facebook page, is to move the burgh’s original memorial from Denny Cemetery in Herbertshire, near Denny High School, to a more central location. The monument, Victory or Peace, was unveiled by the Duke of Montrose on Saturday, May 6, 1922, and is the work of acclaimed memorial sculptor George Henry Paulin. But the burgh’s annual Remembrance Day service was switched to Church Walk in Denny town centre after concerns that the cemetery was too far for elderly veterans to walk. The plaques listing the burgh’s fallen, which are mounted on the granite base of the monument, were copied and installed on Stirling Street. It is these copies that will be temporarily relocated to the Broompark Centre. Falkirk Council director of development services Rhona Geisler said: “A newsletter will be issued shortly to Denny residents to provide an update on the redevelopment of the town centre. This also includes information on the temporary relocation of the war memorial plaques and all views are welcome.â€� The bronze figure in Denny Cemetery, a tribute to the 154 men from Denny and Dunipace who were killed during the First World War, cost £1200 and is sited on land gifted by Charles William Forbes of Callendar. Inspired by the motif on the seal of the former burgh of Denny and Dunipace, it is considered a fine example of Paulin’s work. The Clackmannannshire-born artist is acclaimed as one of the finest memorial sculptors who were working in the inter-war period. His work was commissioned across the world. His artistic fame during the 1920s was such that he was commissioned to design the gravestone of the famous Scots-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
  • (Glasgow Herald 8th of May 1922) "On Saturday afternoon (6th) a monument erected in Denny Cemetery as a memorial to the 154 men of Denny and Dunpice who fell in the war was unveiled by the Duke of Montrose K.T. Provost Lochead presided, and the dedication address was delivered by the Rev. R.J. Bain, of Broompark U.F. church."

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