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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Roxburgh
Town
Melrose
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 June 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57812
Current location

outside the Parish Church
St.Mary's Road
Melrose
Roxburgh
Borders
TD6 9LJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 54373 34334
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square base surmounted by a double plinth, tapered shaft and a small celtic cross. Dedicatory plaque and name plaques inset into each face of the plinth (3 for each war). Four shields are placed on each side and the memorial is surrounded by flower beds.
Inscription
6 oclock face Plaque 1: TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF MEN/ FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 Plaque 2- AND TO THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 In the Stonework Below- THEIR NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE 3, 12 and 9 o'clock faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, J
Allan, T B
Anderson, A
Anderson, J
Anderson, R F
Bain, J
Barton, H
Bell, J C
Black, G W
Black, J R
See details for all 105 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 87
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 87
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,initials of forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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