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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bearsden And Milngavie
Town
Bearsden
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
    Attended by: Sir Iain Colquhoun, Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire
  • Rededicated
    Date: 8 October 2014
    Attended by: Revd Roddy Hamilton
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 October 2014
    Attended by: HRH Princess Anne
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60074
Current location

In the West Porch. Originally located outside.
28
New Kilpatrick Church
Kirk Place
Bearsden
Bearsden And Milngavie
Strathclyde
G61 3RT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 54313 72266
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Wall mounted gothic tablet in three parts. Centre tablet has the names of those who died within an ornately carved ogee arch, flanked by fluted pilasters with rose motifs. The two side flanking tablets contain the names of those who served within cusped arches. The whole is surmounted by a crenellated pediment. Inscription and names in black lettering. A brass plaque on wooden backboard was added in 2014 to record the rededication of the memorial after restoration work.
Inscription
Left tablet: THE MEN IN THIS PARISH WHO SERVED/ IN THE ARMY AND NAVY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names) Centre Tablet: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND/IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN CONNECTED WITH THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND IN THIS PARISH/WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ (Names)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAT THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS Right Tablet: THE MEN IN THIS PARISH WHO SERVED/ IN THE ARMY AND NAVY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names) Brass Rededication plaque-New Kilpatrick War Memorial/Rededicated by Reverend Roddy Hamilton/In the presence of/HRH The Princess Royal/Patron, Scotland's Churches Trust/8th October 2014
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, Jas.
Allison, Jas.
Andrew, A K
Andrew, C W
Andrew, Wm.
Andrews, Jn.
Baillie, Geo.
Baillie, Jas.
Baird, Dugald
Baird, James
See details for all 345 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 345
    Served and returned: 295
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, (and for the fallen)- rank (only for officers), regiment, place of death, date of death, decorations
    Order of information: date of death for the fallen; surname for the served
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Carrara
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
History
In 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £9,107 to help the repair and stabilisation works to the memorial. Works were undertaken to address a range of decay mechanisms which were mainly a result of weather erosion prior to the west door being fitted at the porch. The deteriorated carved sections of the limestone were consolidated and damage to the limestone and marble caused by graffiti were addressed. Corroded fixing clamps, which were causing movement of the top section of the memorial were removed and replaced with new stainless steel fixings. Defective construction joints of the memorial and the supporting mounting wall were re-pointed and stone cleaning to remove surface soiling was undertaken. Finally the inscription on the central panel, which had been affected previously by un-sympathetic works, was re-painted to match the flanking panels and to improve the legibility.; 2011:£ £9,000 raised for restoration of the tablet by the Friends of New Kilpatrick.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=7426&mforum=warmemscot
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.60 (Feb. 2014) p.11 Published:War Memorials Trust London includes colour photo in existing condition.
  • War Memorials Trust WM7129
  • 'Milngavie Herald' 2013 -Fund will help to repair important war memorial in Bearsden Published on the16 November 2013 10:00 A decaying war memorial in New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden, will be repaired thanks to a grant of £9,107. The cash comes from the £1 million Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund which was launched to commemorate the centenary of World War I, to repair and conserve war memorials in Scotland. The memorial in the West Porch of the church dates back to 1920 and is in a poor condition due to graffiti, previous unsuitable conservation work and weather erosion as it was originally located outside. The sandstone has decayed, sections of caved stone have been lost and inscriptions are fading. The grant will help to fund stabilisation works to the sandstone and re-pointing using a lime mortar, as well as remove graffiti and re-paint the memorial inscriptions. John Young, chairman of Friends of New Kilpatrick which has raised over £10,000 to put towards the additional work that will be required, said: “We’re thrilled to get this grant as we’ve been wanting to restore this memorial for a considerable time. “It is for the whole community of Bearsden and shows 350 names of soldiers who served, 48 of them were killed in action.

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