previous
next
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Anne Murphy

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Anne Murphy (WMR-5785)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:

Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Falkirk
Town
Bonnybridge
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 April 1921
    Attended by: County Councillor James Anderson of Dennyloanhead
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5785
Current location

20
Gardens
Main Street
Bonnybridge
Falkirk
Central
FK4 1BT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 82477 80338
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
An obelisk on a plinth, 15ft tall. Made from Peterhead granite, the upper part highly polished to contrast with the rough base. The words "LIBERTY", "JUSTICE", "HONOUR" and "HUMANITY" appear one on each side, while let into the lower part are four panels- one being the dedication, and three bearing the names of the fallen. The lettering on the plaques is raised.
Inscription
Panel 1-TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS,/ N.C.Os & MEN OF THE PARISH OF BONNYBRIDGE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914 - 1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND./ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERYMORE. Panels 2 to 4- [names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, W J
Ballantyne, Thos.
Bennett, M
Bryans, James
Buchanan, J
Cairney, J
Cfurran, Dennis
Clark, Barry
Cole, Terence
Coleman, Jos.
See details for all 177 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 177
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 177
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: regiment (in alphabetical order) THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 4572mm
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=87&mforum=warmemscot (includes detailed images of each plaque and a transcript)
  • Sunday Post - Sunday 1 May 1921 -BONNYBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED. -Every Scottish and Irish Regiment Represented. Falkirk, Saturday. In presence of a large gathering the war memorial to the Bonnybridge and District heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the European conflict, was unveiled to-day. County Councillor James Anderson, who performed the unveiling ceremony, stated that out of the eight hundred men who responded to the nation's call, 178 were killed, the majority being attached to the A. and S.H. On the granite memorial every Scottish and Irish regiment is represented. A tribute to the fallen having been paid by the Rev. Duncan M Corkindale, a group of little children placed wreaths at the base of the memorial.

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.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-5785

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.