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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Dumbarton
Town
Helensburgh
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr Alexander Nisbet Paterson A.R.S.A., Helensburgh (Architect)
Trail Brothers (Builder)
Charles Henshaw (for the bronzework) (Makers)
Robert Smith & Co. made the ironworks gates (Founder / Foundry)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 June 1922
    Attended by: Sir Ian Colquhoun, Bart. of Luss. Lord-Lieutenant of Dumbartonshire. Provost J. S. Duncan.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 June 1922
    Attended by: West Helensburgh minister the Rev W.H.Leathem, wartime chaplain to the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium and a former minister at Inversnaid, Renton and Garelochhead
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5964
Current location

Hermitage Park
Helensburgh
Dumbarton
Strathclyde
G84 7RY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 29999 82840
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The memorial consists of a number of elements. The rubble walls of the walled garden of the former Hermitage House enclose the site. At the widened opening double ironwork commemorative gates form the main access o the garden. The memorial monument stands on a stepped base in the upper half of the walled garden layout. Both monument and base are constructed largely of sandstone. At the lower level the memorial is square in plan and is inset with pink granite plaques on the front and size faces containing the Rolls of Honour from the First and Second World Wars. At the upper level a three stepped based with four large urns with stylised eternal flames is surmounted by an arcaded rotunda, which is capped with a dome with open crown with gilded four armed cross. South of the memorial is a long rectangular reflecting pool with grotto-type water feature.
Inscription
TO THOSE WHO COME AFTER / SEE TO IT / THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT / FORGOTTEN
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Adam, Andrew
Adam, J.
Aitken, J.
Allan, George M.
Allan, John
Allan Jnr., G. P.
Anderson, A. W.
Anderson, George
Anderson, W. T.
Andrews, W. H. T.
See details for all 306 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 206
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 206
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year of death, rank, forename, surname, decorations, service (RN only)
    Order of information: year of death, surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 91
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 91
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initial, surname, service
    Order of information: surname, initial
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initial, surname, service
    Order of information: surname, initial
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Urn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
Between the years 2015-2017 War Memorials Trust offered grants totalling £78,550 for conservation and repair works. Each element of the memorial required specialist repair and conservation works to address the deterioration of different materials. The grant funding supported works to re-point and repair stonework on both the monument and the surrounding wall. Additional works to the monument include cleaning of the stonework to remove biological growth, soiling and small areas of graffiti. The bronze elements were cleaned and protected with an application of wax. Selected section of the incised inscriptions were deepened and sharped and the inscriptions were repainted to improve the legibility. The cracked flashings at the base of the rotunda were replaced on a like for like basis. The cross finial was regilded and the corroded fixing was removed and replaced with a stainless steel dowel to secure the cross. Repairs have ensured that the reflection pool is watertight whilst the peeling paint and corrosion has been removed from the entrance gate. Repairs to the ironwork were undertaken before the gates were re-painted.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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