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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Clackmannan
Town
Tillicoultry
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Charles D'Orville Pilkington Jackson (Sculptor)
Mr A. Bracewell, Tillicoultry, consulting architect (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 May 1949
    Attended by: Mr S. A. Platfoot, Devondale House, managing director of Messrs Samuel Jones & Co. (Devondale) Ltd.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 May 1949
    Attended by: Rev. George Lyall, M.A.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6027
Current location

By entrance to Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village
large free car park immediately behind memorial.
Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village and Store.
Moss Road
Tillicoultry
Clackmannan
Central
FK13 6HQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 92065 96506
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Kneeling, weeping figure of winger Victory holding sword and wreath positioned atop of central stone carrying inscription. Whole memorial situated in centre of concave wall bearing name lists. Memorial gates positioned on both sides.
Inscription
1939-1945/ TO THE MEN OF/ DEVONVALE MILLS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, Robert
Hunter, Robert
Maude, Gunnis Stanley Frederick
Mcewen, James
Ness, James Stewart
Rennie, John
Shepherd, John
Thomas, Fitzgerald Robson
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
A grant of £11,210 was offered for repair and conservation work in 2016. The existing pointing was failing and the failed mortar was carefully raked out and then re-pointed using a lime mortar. The stone had considerable biological growth and dirt which was carefully removed using wooden tools and it was then cleaned using natural bristle brushes and water. Some of incised lettering had lost legibility so it was deepened and sharpened using hand tools. Around the memorial defective and loose mortar from the paving and step joints was picked out, the stone steps were lifted, relayed and rebidded with an appropriate mortar. The flaking paint and corrosion of the metal gates have been carefully cleaned with wire wool and then repainted with enamel to match the existing colours.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Commissioned in 1947 by Sydney Platfoot, managing director of Samuel Jones and Company who operated the paper mill.
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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