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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Motherwell
Town
Motherwell
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 October 1921
    Attended by: LORD CLAUDE HAMILTON
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57778
Current location

Duchess of Hamilton Park
Motherwell
Motherwell
Strathclyde
ML1
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 79458 56508
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by a square plinth with posts surmounted by urns at each corner, cenotaph style column and a lion couchant. Four reliefs are carved at each side of the base of the column. Dark polished marble tablets are set in the faces of the plinth with the names. Below the urns are the names of campaigns fought. On the front face of the column is a sword within a wreath. Carved relief on the front face depicts the Motherwell crest flanked by two Scottish soldiers standing at ease. Beside each of them is a kneeling soldier holding out a flag. The right hand relief depicts a naval scene with three ships, a zeppelin and a bi-plane. The rear panel depicts a tank on the battlefield and the left hand panel depicts a Royal Artillery gun limber moving forward.
Inscription
Front face: THEIR NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE/ (Names) Left and right hand faces: 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Rear face: 1914 - 1919/ (Names) Posts: FRANCE/ BELGIUM/ JUTLAND/ GALLIPOLI/ SALONICA/ MESOPOTAMIA/ PALESTINE/ FALKLANDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, George T
Adams, William S
Aitchison, Charles
Aitchison, John
Aitken, John A
Alexander, William
Allan, Alec.
Allan, James
Anderson, Alexander
Anderson, Alexander
See details for all 893 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 686
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 686
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 296
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 296
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forenames
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height 5400mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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