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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Shandon, near Rhu
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
A N Paterson & Stoddart (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18/10/1919
    Attended by: Rev W H Macleod BD, Buchanan and Rev V C Alexander BD, Row;
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18/10/1919
    Attended by: Miss Miller assisted by Captain Massey of the Admiralty station
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
77256
Current location

West side of A814 near BlairvadachSailing and Outdoor Cenntre (very prominent position)
Gully Bridge by A814
Shandon
near Rhu
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
G84 8NN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 26070 85288
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Shandon Old Free Church
    Shore Street
    Shandon
    Rhu
    Argyll and Bute
    G84 8NP
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NS 2544 8654
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Red sandstone Celtic cross with 3-stage shaft; ring cross head and pedestal base; Art Nouveau detailing. SW SIDE OF CROSS: shouldered pedestal with bronze plaque with names; inscribed base "Give thanks O Heart for the high souls that point us to the deathleass goals". Bordered shaft with Art Nouveau detailing of tendril- foliage, entwining at arms; lowest stage inscribed "and the leaves of the Tree were for the healing of the nations". Cross head with leaf motif and central boss. NE side of cross blank. (From listing)
Inscription
AND THE / LEAVES / OF THE / TREE / WERE FOR / THE HEALING / OF THE / NATIONS THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / (names) / WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / AND OF / THIRTY SIX MEN FROM THE DISTRICT / WHO TOOK PART IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 AND RETURNED IN SAFETY. GIVE THANKS O HEART FOR THE HIGH SOULS / THAT POINT US TO THE DEATHLESS GOALS WE THE COMMUNITY, PLEDGE OURSELVES / ANEW TO OUR WORK IN SUPPORT OF THE / WARTIME GENERATION. / WE PROMISE TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO / HELP WHERE THERE IS NEED, AND TO ENSURE / THAT THEY MAY ENJOY THE YEARS THAT LIE / AHEAD IN COMFORT, DIGNITY AND / CONTENTMENT. / THIS WE PROMISE AS A LASTING TOKEN OF / OUR APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE. / MAY 1995 TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN / REMEMBRANCE OF THE YOUNG MEN / OF SHANDON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (names) / THE PEOPLE BLESSED ALL THE MEN / THAT WILLINGLY OFFERED THEMSELVES / NEH. 11 2
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Peter
Cairns, John
Downie, M.
Draper, Williamson
Elrick, A.
Greive, Thomas S. G.
Greive, William
Mackenzie, A.
Mcdaid, John
Mcgibbon, James
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 36
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename / initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: KIA by surname, died on active service in no obvious order
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: no obvious order
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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