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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Tweeddale
Town
Walkerburn
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Alexander Carrick RSA RBS, Mr John A Ballantyne, Mr James Bow Dunn ARSA FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd August 1921
    Attended by: Mrs Ballantyne, Stoneyhill
  • Rededicated
    Date: 20 September 1999
    Attended by: HRH The Princess Royal
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22nd August 1921
    Attended by: Very Rev Dr Martin, Peebles
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6046
Current location

Roadside on the A72
200 yards to the east of the town centre
Walkerburn
Tweeddale
Borders
EH43 6AD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 36136 37139
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Soldier with head bowed and rifle reversed, standing on a plinth. Behind him is a wall with four First World War name plaques. Below the name plaques the Second World War inscription is carved directly onto the wall. The wall is flanked by two pillars. In front of the memorial are metal railings. Note that the bronze soldier (replacement- see condition section for details) is larger than the original and obscures some of the dedicatory lettering. ** the 14 names on WW1 names plaque 2 cannot be fully read from the image supplied so have been omitted**
Inscription
Upper wall: THEY DIED FOR US/ HONOUR TO THE BRAVE/ PEACE AFTER VICTORY/ (Names) Plaques: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ (Names) Lower wall: 1939/ (Names)/ 1945 Left post: 1914 Right post: 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Berry, James R
Bertram, Thomas
Brunton, C K
Campbell, Tom
Campbell, William
Chalmers, George
Cockburn, R
Cockburn, W S
Davidson, A
Davidson, D Fisher
See details for all 58 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
The original figure was stolen on 9 August 1998. £10,000 was raised locally to replace it and a new figure was installed in September 1999. In February 2000, the original was found by police officers. The original was installed in the village, (Our ref. 54676.)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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