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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Nithsdale
Town
Wanlockhead
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Beattle & Co Carlisle (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Sep 1920
    Attended by: Mr J. I. McConnel, the Rev. C. P. Blair, and the Rev. G. G. Ramage, Mr W. G. Wilson, chairman of the War Memorial Committee; and Mr T. Gracie, secretary of the War Memorial Committee
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69549
Current location

Centre of village outside former school
Manse Road
Wanlockhead
Nithsdale
Dumfries And Galloway
ML12 6FR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 87394 12970
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A two steps stone platforms with two square bases, square tapering plinth and a sculpture on top. The figure of solider is standing with rifles, facing the side where the inscription is on the plinth, which describing the year of the war and names, details of erection and a quotation where at the bottom square base. There is another list of name at the back of the plinth, giving the details of the year of war and a scripture at the bottom square base. Lettering is raised roman caps san serif.
Inscription
THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ 1914-1918/ ERECTED BY/ LOCAL PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF/ THOSE MEN OF WANLOCKHEAD/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ IN EVERYLASTING/ REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE/ (Names)/ "Be thou faithful unto death/ and I will give thee a crown of life"/ Rev.2.10
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blair, P C Bently
Hoatson, David
Howland, Alex.
Kerr, John (andrew's)
Kerr, John (james')
Mccall, Thomas
Mccall, Thomas
Mccall, William
Mckean, Andrew
Mitchell, Charles
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Costs

Site: £332/7/-

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Reference
  • Book - Wanlockhead her sons in the Great War 1914 - 1919, Records and Portraits (A copy of this book is held in Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum), the book is a full Roll of Honour including those who served and survived.
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=11
  • The Scotsman 25 Sep 1920

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