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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14/7/1920
    Attended by: George A. Wilson, OBE, (Commandant of the Aberdeen City Special Constables) performed the unveiling per pro Lord Provost Meff, who was unable to attend.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14/7/1920
    Attended by: Reverend H. Coulter, of Holburn Parish Church, performed the dedication
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WM Reference
69240

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Current location
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Previous locations
  • It was erected in the Muster Room
    former Aberdeen City Police Headquarters
    Lodge Walk
    Aberdeen
    City Of Aberdeen
    Grampian
    AB10 1ZA
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NJ 94402 06379
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A polished granite tablet, with the Aberdeen City Coat of Arms top-centre, beneath which was the inscription and 12 names in gilt letters. (This memorial tablet was later replaced with a bronze plaque - see WMR 74471).
Inscription
1914-1919/ ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ABERDEEN CITY/ POLICE IN MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR./ (12 Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Bremner, Alex
Coutts, Robert
Cruikshank, James
Douglas, Gordon
Duncan, George
Gerrard, George
Grieve, David
Mcintosh, James
Mortimer, Arthur
Ogg, Thomas
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Military rank, forename, surname, decoration where appropriate, Regiment
    Order of information: Grouped by Regiment, but in no obvious order (i.e. not alphabetically by surname within each group)
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal 15/7/1920 (page 3): gave a detailed description of the granite tablet in their report of the unveiling the previous day.
  • Imperial War Museum reference WMR 74471 records the details of the bronze plaque that later replaced the original granite memorial.

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