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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Angus
Town
Montrose
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Palestine (1918-1948), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), First World War - civilians, First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR H S GAMLEY RSA (Sculptor)
SIR GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWNE RSA (Architect)
John Kinross (Architect)
William Lamb ARSA (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 June 1924
    Attended by: Major R Hoyer Millar
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1 June 1924
    Attended by: Revd John S Robertson, Minister of Montrose Parish Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57854
Current location

Hope Paton Park
Mid Links
south of the Bowling Green
Montrose
Angus
Tayside
DD10 8RG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 71792 58054
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by plinth, pedestal and winged statue of Victory. Four bronze plaques with WW1 inscription and names on them are placed on the sides of the pedestal. To the rear are four stone blocks that form a wall either side of the memorial with the WW2 names inscribed on a black painted background on them. Whole stands on a paved area.
Inscription
Plinth: To the glory of God and in sacred/ memory to those of this burgh of/ Montrose who gave their lives 1914-1919/ and 1939-1945 Walls: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, Alexander L
Adam, David
Adams, Alexander
Adamson, G
Aitken, Andrew
Aitken, E L D
Alexander, Arthur
Alexander, George
Alexander, Gordon
Alexander, Robert K
See details for all 460 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 343
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 343
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 97
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 97
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, year of death
    Order of information: year died THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, year of death
    Order of information: year of death THEN surname
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, year of death, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, year of death, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
2006: Two-phase plans to improve the memorial and area around it produced. The first phase involves installing double gates and hard standing in front of the memorial. This has been completed. The second phase involves laying a footway around the rear of the memorial to improve access for the elderly and those in wheelchairs and approval of costs is being sought.
Costs

Memorial: £2,500

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

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