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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Hamilton
Town
Hamilton
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 June 1923
    Attended by: COLONEL W MARTIN KAY CMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6002
Current location

Close to the junction with Sydes Brae In the countryside about 1KM from Blantyre.
Behind the Quoiting Green
Parkneuk Road.
Hamilton
Hamilton
Strathclyde
G72 0TR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 67453 54954
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Polished granite tablet with black lettering on Sicilian marble. Mounted on a concrete memorial block, with two grey marble pillars supporting the roof.
Inscription
ERECTED BY/ THE PEOPLE OF AUCHENTIBBER/ IN/ PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ THEIR GLORIOUS DEAD/ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Boyle, Hugh
Boyle, Jas.
Brown, Rob.
Brown, Thos.
Dickson, Wm.
Duncan, Rob.
Gillespie, Alex.
Hayburn, Rob.
Holmes, Wm.
Mcfarlane, John
See details for all 14 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 900mm, height 4800mm, width 2700mm
    Materials: Granite - Polished
Condition
History
2019- South Lanarkshire Council funded landscaping improvements and provision of parking on this now busy road, a quiet country lane at the time of WW1; 2019- Comprehensive repair work funded by a £30,000 War Memorials Trust Grant which required the structure to be dismantled, the foundations strengthened, then the structure rebuilt. The structure was also steam cleaned and smart water applied.
Costs

Site: FREE
Comments: Both the memorial and the land were gifted by Mr Struthers, the local landlord. It was from remnants of the old black marble staircase from the nearby Hamilton Palace ((ancestral home of the Dukes of Hamilton, but demolished due to mining subsidence) and a slab of Sicilian marble from a fireplace at the palace.
Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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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