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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Furnace
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Francis Nicol (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 July 1921
    Attended by: Colonel F. Macrae-Gilstrap of Eilean Donan
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5997
Current location

Village Centre
beside Primary School and Village Hall
Furnace
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA32 8YP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 02346 00101
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The memorial is set on a raised stone platform reached by several short steps and is surrounded by a low metal railing. The memorial is made of roughly dressed granite blocks with the main dedication inscription carved on a shield above the names of the fallen from WW1. A brass plaque below these contains a dedication and names of the fallen from WW2. It is surmounted by a replica of the Inveraray Cross.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1914-1919/ THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ (Names)/ IN EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF FURNACE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bown, D
Campbell, H
Campbell, Robert
Campbell, W
Cockburn, F
Crawford, J
Drew, J
Drew, P
Gerrano, J
Hughes, M
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, surname, initial of forename, service
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, regiment, forenames, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height c5500mm, width c2000 back
    Materials: Granite
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c1000mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=22532#22532
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN A&B (2000) p.252 Source: Image Library
  • The Scotsman - Monday 01 August 1921
  • During November 2014 the FURNACE ROLL OF HONOUR for 1914-1919 and 1939-1945 was published by : James JEPSON , Mary GILLIES , with the assistance of FURNACE COMMUNITY COUNCIL .

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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