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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kilmarnock And Loudoun
Town
Kilmarnock
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr W.F. Valentine (former pupil and Architect). (Designer)
Messrs. Anselm Odling and Sons Ltd., of London - Marble Work. (Mason)
Messrs Archibald Hamilton Ltd Glasgow - Bronze Panels and Letters. (Makers)
Messrs. Andrew Calderwood and Sons, builders and sculptors of Kilmarnock. (Undefined)
Ceremony

  • Date: 24 March, 1923.
    Attended by: Dr. Clark (Rector) officiated and Rev. James Hamilton (Chair of Ayrshire Education Comm.) unveiled the Memorial.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71595
Current location

15
Kilmarnock Academy
Elmbank Drive
Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock And Loudoun
Strathclyde
KA1 3BS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 43003 37805
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
It takes the form of a mural monument of Sicilian Marble and Bronze. Four square pilasters support triple arches above, forming the framework for three recessed panels all resting upon a broad parallel pedestal. The whole stands out from a flat background or frame also of marble. The three panels are of bronze and on them are inscribed the ranks, names and regiments of the fallen.
Inscription
Along the top of the broad marble panel of the pedestal is an inscription in Greek from Pindar, the literal translation of which is- “Both over land and across the sea afar does their name fly: it leaps even to the Ethiopians” Immediately beneath this is the main inscription, formed boldly of bronze letters and which reads “IN GRATEFUL HOMAGE TO THE MASTERS AND PUPILS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR” and along the foot, these lines of Milton are given “Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast And what may quiet us in a death so noble” On the base, the date is inscribed in Roman numerals MCMXIV – MCMXIX
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anthony, Thomas W
Armour, Alexander
Armstrong, Geo B
Baird, John D
Barnett, James
Barrett, Walter Eric
Baxter, Alex
Baxter, Archie
Begg, George A
Blair, George
See details for all 142 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 142
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 142
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Condition
History
Unknown, but the memorial has been well-kept by the school and is in good condition at the time of recording.
Costs

Comments: Total donations raised at the time of the unveiling were £417 14s 8d. It seems likely that the memorial probably cost more than this figure.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
East Ayrshire Council
Reference
  • 'Kilmarnock Standard' newspaper of 31st March 1923, page 6 - detailed report of unveiling ceremony.

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