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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Moray
Town
Buckie
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr William Birnie Rhind RSA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 April 1925
    Attended by: Lt-Col J Dawson DSO
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 November 1953
    Attended by: Provost Dr. Peter Reid
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6033
Current location

Town Square
Cluny Square
Buckie
Moray
Grampian
AB56 1HA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 42526 65589
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Kneeling Royal Navy Reservist with standing bareheaded Gordon Highlander behind him, bearing a colour. Plaques on plinth bear names. Burgh arms on front face.
Inscription
IN PROUD/ AND GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE/ OF OUR MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVER/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addison, D
Allan, Jas.
Allan, M
Allan, W
Badenoch, Jas.
Barber, L
Bell, E
Birnie, R
Birnie, W R
Black, A L
See details for all 363 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 229
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 229
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, service, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 116
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, service, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, service
    Order of information: service THEN surname
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
1953: all the panels were removed and renewed. WW2 panels added.
Costs

Comments: Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 24 March 1925 Cost over £3000

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

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