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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), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
James A Boyle, School Art Master (Designer)
Mr J S Keith, Art Master (Designer)
Mr J S Keith, Art Master (Wood Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 November 1920
    Attended by: General Sir Philip Robertson KCB CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 November 1948
    Attended by: Right Revd Dr Alexander MacDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 November 1920
    Attended by: Revd Dr John Smith
  • Show More (2)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
76776
Current location

Hillhead High School
Cecil Street
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • 22-44
    Hillhead High School
    Oakfield Avenue
    Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Strathclyde
    G12 8LJ
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NS 57116 66950
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
3 polished lacquered Brass Plaques for WW1 on a plain marble slab; also a mahogany board for WW2- on either side are carved panels of oak branches with leaves and acorns: the leaves signify strength and valour, the acorns signify immortality. In the reception area outside the main office there are two identical richly carved seats commemorating WW1. Unfortunately there is no record of the benefactor.
Inscription
WW1: On the marble slab, below the names brasses-ERECTED AS AN ABIDING RECORD AND IN PROUD MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS SCHOOL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918 Names Plaque 1-PRO PATRIA/[names in 2 columns]/THEY HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT/THEY HAVE KEPT THE FAITH Names Plaque 2-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ROLL OF HONOUR/HILLHEAD HIGH SCHOL/[names in 2 columns]/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS Names Plaque 3-JE MAINT MEMORAI/[names in 2 columns]/THE BEAUTY OF ISRAEL IS SLAIN UPON THE HIGH PLACES/THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH/THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Each of 2 seats- 1914 1918 WW2-HILLHEAD HIGH SCHOOL/IN MEMORIAM/[names in 7 columns]/1939 JE MAINTIENDRAI 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, W F
Allan, J
Allan, R
Ancill, S J
Anderson, W F
Armstrong, J L
Arnot, A A M
Arrol, A H
Baillie, H M
Baird, J H N
See details for all 263 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 179
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 179
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, regiment, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Mahogany
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Images-warmescot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6975&mforum=warmemscot (Includes a new,2018, war poem by Robert Motion (Poet laureate) based on the headstone inscription for Private Roy Douglas Harvey (one of the named WW1 casualties) which reads "My task accomplished and the long day done"

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