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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Clackmannan
Town
Alva
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr William Kerr of Messrs John Melvin and Son (Architect)
Mr Charles Henishaw, Edinburgh (bronze plaques) (Sculptor)
Messrs Holmes and Jackson, Glasgow (Stone Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 October 1923
    Attended by: Miss Johnstone of Alva
  • Unveiled
    Date: June 1951
    Attended by: Mr William Widdle
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 October 1923
    Attended by: Rev J A Williamson, BD, VD
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6029
Current location

Johnstone and Cochrane Park
Beauclerc Street
Alva
Clackmannan
Central
FK12 5LE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 87828 97279
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on an oblong shaft atop a plinth and two stepped base. Depiction of a winged cherubs head on front face with Sword of Sacrifice positioned on shaft of cross. Enclosed within a square stone surround with four steps leading up to memorial.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN OF ALVA WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919/ AND THE WORLD WAR OF 1939-1945/ (Names) 3, 9, and 12 o'clock faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, Arthur
Aitken, Frank W
Aitken, Walteer D
Allen, Alexander
Allen, John
Anderson, Alexander
Anderson, Alexander
Anderson, David
Anderson, David A
Anderson, Thomas
See details for all 175 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 138
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 138
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1300 mm, height 6000 mm, width 1600 mm
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
Refurbished at a cost of £10,000 in the spring of 1998.
Costs

Comments: Funds were raised events, etc after the construction of a memorial was proposed by the Alva Town Council.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • In Depth research into the memorial: warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2813&mforum=warmemscot First panel 1939 – 1945 Left column: Robert G. Armstrong, D.F.C. , Flt. Lieut. John F. Boyd, Corpl. James Brown, Corpl. William J. McD. Brown, W. O. Hugh Campbell, A. C. 2 John Campbell, S/Sergt. John Campbell, Pte. George C. Chalmers, Fus. James Dewar, Gunner John Drummond, Corpl. William C. Ferguson, Sergt. Norman Fotheringham, Sergt. Center column: Duncan G. Headrick, Chief En. John Hill, Pte. William Huggan, Pte. Joseph T. Hutton, Pte. Joseph Johnstone, Pte. John H. Kendall, F/Sergt. William Keith, Sergt. George Lackie, A. C. 1 James Looker, Corpl. John W. Mackie, O. L., F/Sergt. John McGhee, Pte. William McKenzie, Lce. Corpl. Joseph Norris, Sergt. Right column: Hugh Nicol, A. C. 1 Henry Nolan, Pte. Harry O’Neill, Guardsman Thomas M. Paterson, Pte. Arthur Purdon, Lce. Corpl. John Rennie, Sergt. A. Rutherford, Pte. James Shanks, Sig. William Stein, Pte. John Stewart, Pte. William Weir, Sergt. Harry P. Willson, F/O. Second panel 1914 – 1919 Left column: Walter D. Aitken, Sergt. John Allen, Lce. Corpl. Arthur Aitken, Pte. Frank W. Aitken, Pte. Norman McKaitken, Pte. Alexander Allen, Sapper Alexander Anderson, Pte. Alexander Anderson, Pte. David Anderson, Pte. David A. Anderson, Pte. Thomas Anderson, Pte. David C. Black, Major M. C. David Bennie, Pte. Alexander Blackwood, Pte. Thomas Blair, Pte. John Blyth, Pte. Abraham Borthwick, Pte. Walter Bowie, Pte. Archibald Bradie, Pte. Peter Bruce, Pte. Right column: W. D. Bruce, Pte. William Bryce, Pte. George Chapman, Sergt. Collin Collins, Lce. Corpl. Robert Crawford, Lce. Corpl. William Cant, Pte. John Carmichael, Pte. George Coventry, Pte. Hugh Diamond, Corpl. Thomas Dolan, Corpl. William Dawson, Lce. Corpl. George Dawson, Pte. John Dawson, Pte. William C. Dawson, Rflm. Alexander Denholm, Pte. Patrick Diamond, Pte. William Dobbie, Pte. John Donaldson, Pte. William Donaldson, Pte. Thomas Drummond, Pte. Third panel 1914 – 1919 Left column: John Eadie, Sergt. William Ellis, Corpl. John W. Easton, Pte. James Fox, C. S. M. Robert Fotheringham, C. O. H. S William Fair, Pte. James D. Ford, Pte. Alexander Ford, Pte. John Foster, Pte. George Fox, Pte. Alexander Fraser, Pte. Harry Fraser, Pte. David Fyfe, Pte. James P. Fyfe, Pte. James Fyfe, Pte. Robert George, M. M., Pte. Andrew George, Pte. William Gordon, Pte. Robert Henderson, Lieut. John Hunter, Lce. Corpl. Center column: Alexander Hamilton, Pte. John Harrower, Pte. John Heddleston, Pte. John B. Hunter, Pte. William Hunter, Pte. George Hutchison, Driver Andrew Hutton, Pte. William Hutton, Pte. George P. Irvine, Lce. Corpl. William Irvine, Lce. Corpl. Gilbert L. Johnstone, Major John A. Johnstone, Lieut. Andrew Johnstone, Sergt. William Johnston, Lce. Sergt. James Jackson, Pte. James Johnstone, Pte. George W. Jones, Pte. Richard Kirk, Corpl. Alfred H. Legrie, Pte. Alfred Lloyd, Pte. Right column: James Looker, Pte. William Lonsdale, Pte. William R. Low, Pte. John B. Michie, Lieut. R. Rae McIntosh, 2nd Lieut. John McKerracher, Sergt. David Malcolm, Sergt. John McDougall, Lce. Sergt. Hector H. McArthur, C. & D. F. T. Thomas McColl, Pte. Alexander McDonnel, Pte. James McKinnon, Pte. Frank McLaren, Pte. George McLaren, Pte. Hugh McMullon, Pte. John Mason, Pte. George Masterton, Pte. Thomas S. Minto, Pte. Thomas Montgomery, Pte. David Munro, Pte. Forth panel 1914 – 1919 Left column: John Nairns, Pte. Harry Norman, Pte. Peter Norman, Marine John Ogilvie, Pte. James P. Paterson, 3rd Air. Nec. Robert Philp, Pte. George R. Purdon, Pte. George R. Purdon, Junr. Pte. David A. Robb, R. S. M. Thomas Ramsey, Corpl. Robert Reilly, Pte. John Robertson, Trooper John Robertson, Pte. John R. Robertson, Pte. George Robertson, Pte. Peter Roy, Pte. John Rushton, Pte. John Rutherford, Pte. Lyon C. Russell, Pte. Robert Stark, Pte. Right column: John Stenhouse, Gunner David R. Tran, 2nd Lieut. Robert Todd, Lce. Corpl. John P. Thomson, Pte. Alexander Troup, Pte. Andrew S. Turnbull, Pte. John Turnbull, Pte. John Williamson, 2nd Lieut. David Walker, 3rd Engineer Robert Westland, Lce. Corpl. James Wallace, Pte. James Welsh, Pte. John Welsh, Pte. John Welsh, M. M., Pte. John Whitehead, Marine Andrew Yates, Pte. Joseph Yates, Sapper Alexander Young, Pte.
  • Alloa Advertiser: 18/10/1947; 13/12/1947; 13/11/1948; 16/12/1950; 23/06/1951; 01/11/1957; 27/10/1923; 17/09/1921; 22/09/1923; 23/07/1821 Alloa Journal: 15/03/1919; 07/04/1923; 16/06/1923; 04/08/1923; 27/10/1923; 17/9/1921; 22/9/1923; 13/11/1948; 23/06/1953

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