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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)
Maker
Henry Hutcheon. Ltd. (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 May 1920
    Attended by: Mrs Adcock, wife of Mr W. J. Adcock, manager.
  • Rededicated
    Date: 22nd April 1939
    Attended by: Bishop Deane
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd April 1939
    Attended by: Bishop Deane
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WM Reference
5838

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Current location

In British Legion's ground.
Trinity Cemetery
Park Road
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB24 5PA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 94784 07355
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Outside wall of the factory office
    Rosemount Provision Works
    South Mount Street
    Aberdeen
    City Of Aberdeen
    Grampian
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Monolith on rough-hewn plinth. Arched console with above inscription with floral enrichments, dates 1914-1918 and crossed sword and rifle. See also our reference 74776 at Lowestoft- the Company Roll of Honour.
Inscription
C & E MORTON LTD / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE / DIRECTORS AND THE EMPLOYEES TO / THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE / MEN FROM THIS FACTORY WHO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / (Names) / 78 EMPLOYEES FROM THIS FACTORY SERVED / WITH H.M. FORCES DURING THE WAR THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN RE-ERECTED / BY THE BRITISH LEGION, ABERDEEN.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Campbell, J
Chisholm, S
Davidson, A
Davidson, T
Johnstone, R
Mcleod, D
Mcross, W
Melvin, A
Milne, A
Munro, C
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, initial, regiment
    Order of information: surname, initial
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 2137mm
    Materials: Granite - Rubislaw
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 31 May 1920 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19200531/100/0006 ROSEMOUNT FIRM'S WAR MEMORIAL. EMPLOYEES OF MORTON, LTD. At the works Messrs C. and E. Morton, Ltd., preserved provision manufacturers, South Mount Street, Aberdeen, on Saturday, Mrs Adcock, wife of W. Adcock, manager, unveiled a memorial in memory of the employees of the works who fell in the war. The memorial is in the form of a tablet erected on the outside wall of the factory office South Mount Street. It is of Kemnay granite, with crossed rifle and sword relief, and bears the following inscription — "1914 —1919. C. and E. Morton, Ltd., this tablet is erected by the directors and the employees to the glorious memory of the employees from this factory who made the supreme sacrifice for their country the great war." Twelve names raised in leaded letters follow, and inscription at the bottom tells that 78 employees from the factory served with H.M. Forces during the war. The memorial is the work of Henry Hutcheon. Ltd. Mrs Adcock, in unveiling the memorial, said they were all proud and thankful to be with a firm who acted so generously toward their employees during the war, and had found employment for all those of the staff who returned. In true thankfulness of heart for the noble sacrifice of those who had fallen, they all desired that the names which were engraved on the memorial tablet — names would ever be kept green in the hearts of their own personal relatives and friends, would remind them as they went out and in to their various duties of how much they owed to the sacrifice of their one time fellow workers.
  • www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/178406
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  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 24 April 1939 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19390424/085/0008 WAR MEMORIAL GETS SITE IN CEMETERY ABERDEEN BRITISH LEGION SAVES TABLET FROM OLD FACTORY
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 24 August 1938 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19380824/115/0008 MORTONS' FACTORY WAR MEMORIAL BRITISH LEGION TO PLACE IT IN CEMETERY
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 07 December 1937 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19371207/096/0008 (The council decided on 6th December 1937 to demolish the old Morton's factory building).
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 04 October 1937 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19371004/122/0009 SITE OF BURNED-OUT FACTORY MAY BE PURCHASED FOR MUNICIPAL HOUSING The purchase of the site of the factory in South Mount Street, Aberdeen, formerly occupied by Messrs Morton, is being considered bv Aberdeen Town Council. The intention is to use it for the building of tenement houses. The site extends to about two acres, and is one of the most central in the city for the development of a housing scheme. Since the closing of the factory the buildings have been occupied by Hunter's Stores for some years, and quite recently the premises were devastated bv fire. At present the work of demolishing the buildings ruined by fire is going on. The Town Council has considered the purchase of the site for housing purposes before, but it is understood the purchase price proved an obstacle in the negotiations. Various suggestions have been made for the use of Morton's old factory. There was at one time proposal to utilise the site for an ice rink, and quite recently there was talk of new quarters for the 4th Gordon Highlanders being set up on the site.

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