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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Nithsdale
Town
Mennock, about 2 miles south of Sanquhar
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS H B SALE (Founder / Foundry)
SIR GEORGE JAMES FRAMPTON RA (Designer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69546
Current location

On small green at side of A76
Mennock
about 2 miles south of Sanquhar
Nithsdale
Dumfries And Galloway
DG4 6HS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 80782 08051
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A two steps stone base to tapered square plinth, surmounted with obelisk. The bronze plaque with alabaster border is mounted on the plinth, has lettering is in Roman caps serif, carved in gold. On the same face as the Mennock School memorial - WMR reference: 69547
Inscription
Weekly Despatch / "BRAVEST VILLAGE" AWARD. / TO THE GLORIOUS HONOUR OF/ THE MENNOCK VILLAGE LADS/ WHO ANSWERED / LORD KITCHENER'S CALL/ TO ARMS IN THE GREAT/ EUROPEAN WAR 1914 - 1918./ (Names)/ "THEY FOUGHT IN BRITAIN'S / FAR SPREAD BATTLE LINE."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bryden, Richard
Kerr, Matthew
Kerr, Raymond
Lindsay, Robert
Lockerbie, John
Maxwell, John
Maxwell, John
Mcarthur, Thomas
Mccron, John
Merrie, James
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze, Alabaster
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Daily Record - Tuesday 02 February 1915 BRITAIN'S BRAVESTVILLAGE MEMORIAL CROSS OFFERED FOR PATRIOTISM Britain's bravest village is to be given the recognition it deserves. To the village which has sent the greatest percentage of its population to in the war. "The Weekly Despatch" London, offers a magnificent Memorial Cross. The Cross been designed by Mr George Framplon, the famous sculptor. It will be of Aberdeen grey granite (provided by the Aberdeen Granite Association) and will be erected at the village cross roads, there for all time to record how small village became great and how its inhabitants achieved glory
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: By the Weekly Despatch newspaper
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=219
  • Dumfries and Galloway Standard 18 Feb 1922- 'The Bravest Village' the village of Mennock was awarded 2nd place in the 'Weekly Despatch' bravest village competition and has now been presented with a magificant bronze tablet, set in a polished alabaster slab, and bearing the names of those who answered Lord Kitchener's call to arms during the first six months of the war. The tablet is the gift presented by Messrs H.B. Sale, Ltd., bronze manufacturers, Birmingham. A committee has been appointed to make arrangements for the erection of the tablet in a suitable place in the village. Its acquistition was due to the untiring efforts of Mr. Walter Chusholm, who compiled the names, rank, and regiments of the village lads. The first place was gained by Knowlton, Kent, while the third went to the Orkney Islands.
  • Daily Record - Tuesday 02 February 1915 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000728/19150202/082/0003 BRITAIN'S BRAVEST VILLAGE MEMORIAL CROSS OFFERED FOR PATRIOTISM

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