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Memorial details

Memorial type
Fountain
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Cults
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR JAMES TAGGART (Sculptor)
MR WILLIAM KELLY (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 December 1920
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
  • Presented
    Date: 30 December 1920
    Attended by: Walter A Reid, father of the casualty
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5829
Current location

A93 North Deeside Road
Cults
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB15 9PN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 91169 03804
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Freestanding rectangular stone alcove containing drinking fountain and inscription tablet. Flower carved in stone at top. JAMES MESTON REID OF WOODBANK PITFODELS (DIED 6 NOVEMBER 1918 AGED 27) CAUGHTT MALARIA IN SALONIKA AND WAS INVALIDED HOME. HE VOLUNTEERED FOR ARCHANGEL ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT AND DIED OF PNEUMONIA.
Inscription
ACROSS TOP: PRO PATRIA MORTUUS EST MAIN TABLET: IN MEMORY OF/ JAMES MESTON REID/WOODBANK, CULTS/MAJOR ROYAL ENGINEERS/+/6 NOVEMBER 1918/AGED 27 YEARS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Reid, James Meston
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, forenames, date of death, regiment, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Fountain
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/152490/ (for photographs)
  • BOOK: HOWARD, ROY "CULTS PAST AND PRESENT" (1989), UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
  • OTHER: SHIRREFFS, WILLIAM "WAR MEMORIALS IN THE FORMER COUNTIES OF THE CITY OF ABERDEEN ABERDEENSHIRE, BANFFSHIRE, KINCARDINE AND MORAY" (1997)

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