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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Monklands
Town
Airdrie
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr. J. Maurice Arthur, F.R.I.B.A. - selected by Sir John Burnett, A.R.A. in a limited competition. (Designer)
Messrs Scott and Rae, Bothwell Street, Glasgow (Builder)
Mr William Paterson, Airdrie (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 June 1923
    Attended by: Major General H. L. Reed, V.C., C.B., C.M.G., Commanding 52nd (Lowland) Division.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7 November 1948
    Attended by: The Rev. R. G. McConnochie, the Rev. D. L. L. Hume, and the Rev. J. T. George
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 November 1948
    Attended by: Provost Bonner
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 June 1923
    Attended by: Rev. John Cook, B.D., Rev. J. F. Marshall, M.C., M.A., amd the Rev. W. O. Duncan.
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Not lost
WM Reference
57774
Current location

South of University Hospital Monklands
Junction Alexander Street
Aitchinson Street and Monkscourt Avenue
Airdrie
Monklands
Strathclyde
ML6 0JS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 75191 65218
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stylised cenotaph set on a square stone block plinth. Sword passing through a wreath, in metal, is attached to each side of stone of remembrance. Inscription is around the base of the stone of remembrance, while names are listed on four sides of the plinth for WW1, and two sides for WW2. The whole is set on four steps with a pavement surround. Note that the WW1 dedication for WW1 originally read-TOWN OF AIRDRIE WHO GAVE UP. At some point the word UP was erased, probably after WW2, see attached image. Originally sited by the entrance gateway to Airdrie House.
Inscription
Around the top of the plinth: Side 1-IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE Side 2-TOWN OF AIRDRIE WHO GAVE Side 3-THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY Side 4-IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 At the opposite corners of the bottom of the plinth on faces 1 and 2 [ie- each year appears twice] 1939 1945 Sides of plinth: (WW1 names on four sides, WW2 names on two)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
?, ?
?, George
?, Robert C
?, Wm. J
Adam, John C
Adamson, Hugh
Aitchison, Thos.
Aitken, A Danskin
Aitken, Alan H
Aitken, And.
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 516
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 516
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment (only where needed to differentiate between men of a common name)
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 206
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 206
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
Condition
Costs

Comments: Park land gifted by Sir James Wilson, Bart.
Memorial: £2,000

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

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