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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
City Of Aberdeen
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Mr James Salmond (architect of Messrs Davidson & Garden) (Designer)
The Memorial garden was created by the Beacon Gardening Club with the help of various sponsors and children from local schools with a wrought ironwork banner, a cross and plaque from the local schools. (Makers)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 May 1922
    Attended by: Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 May 1922
    Attended by: Rev. Mr Andrew Currie, The Manse
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Not lost
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Current location

Junction of Inverurie Road (A96) and Kepplehills Road
Inverurie Road (A96)
City Of Aberdeen
AB21 9BE

OS Grid Ref: NJ 89200 09640
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Near Four Mile House
    Inverurie turnpike road
    City Of Aberdeen
    AB21 9BB

    OS Grid Ref: NJ 88893 09901
    Denomination: Undefined
Octagonal shaft on a tapered triangular pillar resting on a circular stepped base set on a flagged terrace. The shaft has a broad cornice with a Scottish lion and shield on top. Panels for Roll of Honour formed from three buttresses with end protecting bollards. Bucksburn is the local name for this Memorial.
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Aitken, James
Anderson, Alexander
Bagrie, James
Barclay, Alexander
Beaton, James
Bisset, James K.
Brooke, Henry B.
Brooke, James A. O.
Brooke, Patrick H.
Brough, James
See details for all 108 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 108
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 108
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 6500mm
    Materials: Granite
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 24 October 1950 Newhills War Memorial to be Moved
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 02 August 1949 Bucksburn War Memorial "Mistreated"
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 22 May 1922 NEWHILLS HONOURS THE FALLEN. " Love, Pride and Grief." LORD ABERDEEN AND ROYAL SYMPATHY. Newhill parish war memorial - a 25 feet obelisk Solattie granite, from the local quarry—was unveiled by the Marquis Aberdeen and Temair on Saturday. The obelisk rises from a circular base, 14 feet in diameter, from which spring three ornate buttresses, supporting the hexagonal shaft, crowned by a Scottish lion. On the centre panel is the inscription : To the glory of God and in remembrance of the men Newhills parish, who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, 1914-19. Their memory hallowed in the land they loved.' The names of the fallen — 106 — are inscribed on the panels between the buttresses. The memorial, which was designed by James Salmond (architect, of Messrs Davidson and Garden), has been placed at the junction of the Inverurie turnpike road and the Hope Farm road, near the Four Mile House, about three-quarters of a mile west of the fountain Bucksburn, and presents striking appearance in the locality. Sympathy and Honour. Saturday's ceremony brought a crowd of about a thousand to do reverent homage to the memory of those near and dear to them. A detachment of A Coy., 5th Gordon Highlanders, formed a guard of honour. In it and the pipe band of the battalion, which also attended, were men who fought side by side with those commemorated. Ex-officers like Major M. V. Hay of Seaton, who provided the site for the memorial, and Lt.-Col. Dawson, D.S.O., Aberdeen, an ex-O.C. of the 6th Gordons, of which famous battalion the Bucksburn Territorials were a part war-time and until the recent re-arrangement, were present to pay a tribute with Major C. G. D. Higgins (adjutant), Captain R. Adam, M.C., Captain G. P. Geddes, D.S.O.; Captain and Quartermaster J. Marr, M.C.; Lieut. A. D. B. Smith, officers of the battalion. Mr W. D. Davidson, Mugiemoss, convener of the memorial committee, presided, and was accompanied by Lord Aberdeen, who wore the uniform of Lord Lieutenant of the County; Mr D. M. M. Milligan, advocate, hon. secretary and treasurer the committee, the Rev. Andrew Currie, The Manse; Mr W. Campbell, chairman of the Parish Council, and vice-convener of the committee; Messrs James Cruickshank, A. Brown, A Rennie. and J. G. Rogers, of the committee. The Chairman tendered their deep sympathy to the relatives and friends of the men whom they were honouring that day. Delay and disappointment were met with in regard to the site, but thought the one they now stood at was the best they could have fixed upon, and they had to extend their heartiest thanks to Major Hay for giving it free of cost, and for the great assistance he had rendered to the committee. They were also indebted to Mr Salmond for his untiring labour in connection with the designing and erection of the memorial. His work would live to mark the admirable gallantry the lads of Newhills. The Parish Council had agreed to take over the custody of the memorial, and it would be formally handed over to that body a future date. He thanked all the members of the committee for their assistance. Their work had been entirely a labour of love and small token the honour and respect they had for the glorious dead. They wesre deeply indebted to Mr Milligan, on whose shoulders a large proportion of the work had fallen. Roll of Honour. Milligan read the list of the names as follows:- …… The guard presented arms while Lord Aberdeen drew aside the Union Jaok from the names, and the Rev Mr Cume dedicated the memorial "to the abiding remembrance of the heroism of our men, the sorrows of our women, and the loss in the children's life through the death and bereavement of their parents." The pipes wailed out "The Flowers o' the Forest," and when the plaintive notes had died awav the buglers sounded "The Last Post. " The Marquis of Aberdeen laid the memorial a beautiful wreath of evergreens with white and red blooms, tied with blue ribbon, the gift of the committee, and relatives deposited other floral tributes.
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 19 May 1921 NEWHILLS AND WAR MEMORIAL. COUNTY COUNCIL'S REFUSAL PUBLIC MEETING AGREES UPON NEW SITE. In view of the refusal of the Aberdeen County Council to allow the erection of the Newhills War Memorial at "The Corner," Bucksburn, the question of a suitable site for the memorial was again undef consideration at a public meeting held in Bucksburn Public Hall, last night. ........ Proposed New Sites. Mr James Gill proposed that the memorial erected at the corner between and at the junction of the Inverurie and Hope Farm road. He proposed that site at a previous public meeting, and did because he thought it would be a compromise Bucksburn, Bankhead, Stoneywood, and the county people. He thought it would be a very suitable site, but did not know whether the ground could be got or not. ......
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 05 January 1921 SITE OF NEWHILLS WAR MEMORIAL. ROAD BOARD CONFERENCE. The agitation which has been going on in Bucksburn for some time against the proposed site of the Newhills War Memorial has reached another stage. It is proposed to erect the memorial in front of the property known "The Corner" in Bucksburn, at the junction of the Aberdeen Inverurie Road and the Oldmeldrum Road. The memorial was to be placed near the pavement beside the present fountain. A sub-committee of the County Road Board appointed deal with the matter met at Bucksburn yesterday and inspected the proposed site. The sub-oommittee consisted of H. D M'Combie. convener of the Mr E. W. Sleigh, Strichen; and Mr T. A. Duff. Huntly. They carefully examined the site and plans, and afterwards adjourned the Public Hall, where they held a conference with representatives of the Parish Council, Memorial Committee, the agent the proprietor of the property, objecting subscribers, etc. Mr M'Crombie presided, and explained the object of the conference, which was held in private. One representative from each of the interested parties submitted their point of view. The Rev. Andrew Currie, Newhille, made a statement, on behalf of the objectors residing the rural part, of the parish, and submitted a letter from a mother on behalf of those who had lost, sons and husbands in the war, objecting to the proposed site. Mr John Henderson, hairdresser and newsapent, Bucksburn, made statement on behalf of the urban objectors, and submitted a petition signed by 250 residents. The Chairman said the sub-committee would give the matter every consideration.. The real responsibility of the committee lay in the security of the public as far as the traffic was concerned. All the other information would also be considered the sub-committee before coming to a finding. The question of the site will decided by the County Road Board at its next meeting.
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 19 October 1920 WAR MEMORIAL FOR THE NEWHILLS PARISH. BUCKSBURN "FOUNTAIN" SITE A settlement has now been arrived in connection with the Newhills War Memorial, a public meeting last night deciding to approve of a sketch plan submitted, and the memorial will be erected at the Fountain, Bucksburn. …..

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