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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
MR WILLIAM BODDIE (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: May 1920
    Attended by: MR IRVINE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5814
Current location

Oldmachar Church
Oldmachar Road/Ellon Road junction
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB22 8PR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 92725 12072
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
PILLAR SURMOUNTED BY VEILED URN. DRINKING FOUNTAIN BENEATH. There is no agreement on the name of this memorial, so all 4 possible names have been used, to avoid misunderstanding, on the basis of local advice from a city resident. Note there is not even agreement as to whether Oldmachar is one or two words.
Inscription
1914 1918/TO THE SACRED/AND GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR/1939 AND 1945/OF THOSE WHO FELL/IN THE SECOND/WORLD WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Rubislaw
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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