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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Berwickshire
Town
Chirnside
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Robert Blackadder (Architect)
MR ALEXANDER CARRICK RSA RBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 December 1920
    Attended by: Earl of Home
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72942
Current location

In the churchyard
Parish Church
Kirkgate
Chirnside
Berwickshire
Borders
TD11 3XL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 86929 56040
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Latin cross with carved and engraved shaft, surmounting square plinth with engraved names, upon a square base set at an angle into sloped ground.
Inscription
On the cross shaft-IN/MEMORY/OF THOSE/FROM THIS PARISH/WHO FELL/IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914-1919 On the plinth- 1914/[name]/1915/[names in 2 columns]/1916/[names in 2 columns]/1917/[names in 2 columns]/1918/[names in 2 columns] On separate bronze plaque-TO COMMEMORATE/THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF/THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES IN/EUROPE AND JAPAN/ON/V.E. DAY 8TH MAY/AND/V.J. DAY 14TH AUGUST 1945/CHIRNSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bain, William
Cockburn, William W
Craig, Stewart
Dunse, George
Haig, John
Hall, William
Herriot, John
Hunter, John A
Hutchison, James
Kincaid, A Duncan
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, yeae of death
    Order of information: year of death THEN surnanme
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=920&highlight=&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p168 War Memorial in front of the church. A Celtic cross by Robert Blackadder, c1920.
  • Among Edinburgh sculptor Alexander Carrick's letters at the National Monument Record of Scotland Office in Edinburgh, Manuscript Collection 22, there is a receipt for the carving of the letters on the Chirnside war memorial.
  • The Scotsman, 21st December 1920 CHIRNSIDE - A war memorial in the form of a Celtic cross of bold design in rough-hewn Ravelston stone has been erected near the entrance to Chirnside Parish Church, and was unveiled on Sunday by the Earl of Home at the conclusion of a united service in the Parish Church conducted by the Rev A McKeachie MA, parish minister, and the Rev WC McDonald MA, United Free Church. The names of 25 officers and men appear on the memorial

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