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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Stirling
Town
Bridge Of Allan
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Stewart (Architect)
Messrs H. H. Martin, London (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 May 1923
    Attended by: Mr. Edmund Pullar, Westerton. Provost Innes.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 November 1947
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 May 1923
    Attended by: Rev D.R. Henderson. Rev. J. A. S. Wilson
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5791
Current location

Pullar Park
Keir Street
Bridge Of Allan
Stirling
Central
FK9 4QU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 79786 97124
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph mounted onto a three stepped base and plinth. Inscription on bronze plaques placed at the foot of the cenotaph and on the sides of the plinth. A bronze wreath is placed on the top of the cenotaph. On the 6 o'clock face is a shield with a cross with star behond it. On the 9 o'clock face is the badge of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and on the 12 o'clock face is a shield showing two unicorns rampant and the cross of St Andrew with the motto below. On the other face is the badge of the Black watch
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN/ (Names)/ OF BRIDGE ALLAN WHO DIED/ (Names)/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919./ (Names)/ RAISED IN HUMBLE GRATITUDE/ (Names) 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abercromby, John S.
Allan, John C.
Allan, Laurence
Anderson, James B.
Anderson, William
Anderson, William
Bell, James
Bell, John
Bruce, Hugh
Burns, Alexander P.
See details for all 96 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 81
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 81
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, height 4600mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
2009: Restored.
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Site gifted by Major Edmund Pullar of Westerton House who also gifted the public water supply to Bridge Of Allan!
Memorial: c £2000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Stirling District Council
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1234&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Local Publication/Booklet Allan Water News October 17th 2007.
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 10 February 1927 -Stone steps laid and two hundred roses planted
  • "The ground was granted by Major Edmund Pullar, Westerton, and will be artistically laid out with flower plots, shrubbery, and winding paths. " Dundee Courier - Saturday 09 February 1924 - Shrubs and hedges planted and six seats placed in the grounds.
  • Stirling Observer 1919-1923 and 1947
  • Dundee Courier - Monday 28 May 1923 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19230528/053/0004 BRIDGE OF ALLAN'S ROLL OF HONOUR IMPRESSIVE SCENE AT THE UNVEILING OF MEMORIAL A Thoughtful Act Under disagreeable weather conditions the handsome memorial in memory Bridge of Allan men who gave their lives the war was unveiled Saturday afternoon by Mr Edmund Pullar, Westerton.
  • Dundee Courier - Thursday 29 March 1923 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19230329/198/0007 BRIDGE OF ALLAN WAR MEMORIAL. The memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of the young men of Bridge of Allan in the war will be unveiled on May 26, when it is hoped the Duke of Montrose, Lord-Lieutenant of the County, will perform the unveiling ceremony. The date was agreed upon at a meeting of the War Memorial Committee held in the Town Council Chambers — Provost Innes presiding. The memorial is in the form of a cenotaph, and will be situated at the eastern end of the town in a field opposite the Museum Hall. The ground was granted Major Edmund Pullar, Westerton, and will be artistically laid out with flower plots, shrubbery, and winding paths.
  • Council or Committee Minutes Allan Council Minutes 1919-1922

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