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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 29 September 1925
    Attended by: His Majesty King George V
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 September 1925
    Attended by: Right Rev John White, DD; Right Rev James Harvey, DD (the Moderators of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5812
Current location

Junction of School Hill and Blackfriars Street
Cowdray Hall
School Hill
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB10 1JQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 93865 06348
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A Corinthian colonnade quadrant corner with six columns with a sculpture of the British Lion at the front. On each side of the wall there is a former County Council coats of arms and at the centre is a wreath. The Memorial Court inside the hall is a circular chamber with domed ceiling. On the north side is a black marble panel, below which is a white marble platform with books encased in glass.
Inscription
Hall: TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ "MCMXIV - MCMXIX"/ "MCMXXXIX - MCMXLV" Memorial Court panel: THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FOR FREEDOM Book of Remembrance: HERE BEGINNETH THE ROLL OF THE MEN AND/ WOMEN OF ABERDEEN WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF/ 1914-1919: BEING THE RECORD OF THEIR/ NAMES, OF THEIR RANKS IN THE NAVY, THE/ ARMY, THE AIR FORCE, AND THE MERCANTILE/ MARINE; OF THEIR HOMES, AND OF THE DATES/ OF THEIR SACRIFICES TI THE SACRED CAUSE OF/ FREEDOM, TRUTH AND JUSTICE./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abel, John Duncan
Abel, William S.
Abercromby, Alexander S.
Aberdein, George
Aberdein, John Duncan
Abernethy, William
Adam, Alexander
Adam, Alexander T.
Adam, Frank
Adam, William
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5042
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5042
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment, date of death, additional, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment, date of death, additional, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Other structure
    Measurements: depth 15,240mm, height 18,288mm, width 15,240mm
    Materials: Marble - Grey, Granite
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Stand
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Vellum
Condition
History
2004: Target of a possible anti-war protest. The lions were splatted with red paint. 2013: Planning application approved to Aberdeen art gallery.
Costs

Memorial: £70,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
City Council
Reference

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