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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wigtown
Town
Newton Stewart
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Jun 1921
    Attended by: Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5872
Current location

The memorial stands in front of the McMillan Hall in Dashwood Square
in the centre of Newton Stuart.
Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart
Wigtown
Dumfries And Galloway
DG8 6EQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 41044 65191
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A large grey granite Celtic cross on stepped base. The main inscription in on 5 bronze plaques, the quotations on front and back are in separate metal letters, set into the base of the memorial.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE. TOP PLAQUE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF PENNINGHAME PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918. LOWER PLAQUE: (Names) INSCRIPTION BENEATH PLAQUES: "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS." 9 O'CLOCK FACE UPPER PLAQUE: (Names) LOWER PLAQUE: AND OF THOSE MEN WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names) 12 O'CLOCK FACE UPPER PLAQUE: (Names) LOWER INSCRIPTION: MORE THAN CONQUERORS/ THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US 3 O'CLOCK FACE: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agnew, John S
Armstrong, Henry W
Baird, Arthur
Barker, James
Borland, James W
Brewer, Keith J
Brown, David W Mcw
Clement, Thomas
Coburn, John
Connell, George
See details for all 109 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, first name, second initial, surname, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, first name, second initial, surname, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic1259-0-asc-0.html
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Scotsman 16 Jun 1921- WAR MEMORIALS NEWTON-STEWART.— The war memorial for Penninghame parish erected to the memory of 90 fallen heroes has been unveiled by the Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire. The colours of the Galloway Militia were deposited and dedicated in Penninghame Church, Sir Herbert Maxwell handing over the colours to the Kirk Session.

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