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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Glasgow
Town
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Lord Bythswood performed the unveiling
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Reverend Dr James MacGibbon officiated
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69829
Current location

East end of south wall of nave
Glasgow Cathedral
Cathedral Square
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G4 0QZ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 60207 65565
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Rectangular plaque with decorative engraved border depicting grape vines. Beneath the Glasgow Police crest top-centre are 8 columns of names, in repousse lettering. (An exact replica of the plaque, commissioned at the same time and installed on the same day in the Central Police Office in St Andrew Square, is now in the Glasgow Police Museum - see WMR 87218).
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THE/ GLASGOW POLICE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914-19/ (Names)/ GO TELL OUR CITY, LIVING WE GUARDED THEE, DEAD WE GUARD THEE STILL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, D.c.
Andrews, J.p.
Angus, J
Armstrong, T
Bain, J
Baird, W
Baird, W
Barry, R
Behan, T
Beith, C.m.
See details for all 173 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 173
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 173
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 860mm, width 1420mm
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Glasgow Cathedral
Reference
  • Edinburgh Evening News 11 November 1921 (page 5) reported the unveiling of both the plaque in the Cathedral and the duplicate plaque at the Central Police Office in St Andrew Square..
  • On 11 November 1921, a bronze War Memorial tablet, bearing the names of the 173 Glasgow Police officers who were killed or missing, was unveiled in the crypt of Glasgow Cathedral. Sergeant John McAulay, representing the force, laid a wreath on the memorial. The officers and men of the force, together with the City dignitaries, then marched from the Cathedral to the Central Police Office, Turnbull Street, where an exact replica of the Cathedral memorial was unveiled on the wall of the police office, within the quadrangle.
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