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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Cunninghame
Town
Isle of Great Cumbrae
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Non-Specific Conflict, First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72862
Current location

Sheriff Port
B896 on the west side of the island near the Golf Course
Isle of Great Cumbrae
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA28 8HD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 15303 55785
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The form of the memorial is a slabbed walkway that leads to a wall with two pillars on either side. The granite memorial plaque is mounted on the low wall and above the wall is a metal sheet with cut outs of figures from the four services. There are gravel areas to either side of the slabbed walkway and some small areas of shrubs and heathers. There are a couple of personal plaques placed in the garden areas.
Inscription
On Metal showing cut outs of 4 servicemen-FOR YOUR TOMORROW/WE GAVE OUR TODAY Main Plaque-THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO/THE MEN AND WOMEN/OF THE BRITISH AND ALLIED FORCES/WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/FOR OUR FREEDOM/AND/HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE Individual Plaque 1-IN MEMORY OF/ENGINEMAN JOHN KENNEDY/HMML 1154 ROYAL NAVAL PATROL SERVICE/KILLED OFF BIZERTA, TUNISIA/ON 14.05.1943/FONDLY REMEBERED BY HIS WIFE/VERONICA & HIS CHILDREN/JOHN, VERONICA & ALASTAIR/REST IN PEACE Individual Plaque 2-In Memory of/Sergeant HUGH GAVIN/Remembered with honour/TYNE COT MEMORIAL/8657, 9th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)/Killed in Action Passendale/on 20 September 1917
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hugh, Gavin
Kennedy, John
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, service number, manner of death, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service, place of death, date of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Metal, Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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