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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Cumnock And Doon Valley
Town
Cumnock
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 June 1921
    Attended by: Lieut.-Colonel Sir A4chibald M'Innes Shaw stood in for Brigadier-General Pollok M'Call, C.M.G., D.S.O. who was unable to attend.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 September 1950
    Attended by: Col. A. D. M'Innes Shaw
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 June 1921
    Attended by: Rev. John Warrick, M.A,
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Not lost
WM Reference
77337
Current location

Cumnock New Cemetery
Glasnock Road
Cumnock
Cumnock And Doon Valley
Strathclyde
KA18 1JX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 57185 19331
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The WW1 Memorial is a very tall granite pillar, with an orb on the top, on an octagonal plinth and base. The dedication panel and 7 names panels are bronze. Behind this is a granite screen wall with a central dedication panel, and two names panels on each side. On the reverse of this panel is a dedication to a casualty from the Malayan conflict.
Inscription
TO OUR/HONOURED/DEAD/WHO FELL IN/THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/[names on 7 plaques] [names on two panels]/Second/World War/1939-1945/[names on two panels] On reverse of the WW2 screen wall-KILLED MALAYA 1950/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baird, Charles
Baird, Robert
Barr, Adam
Barrowman, Johnston C
Black, John
Bradford, George
Broadfoot, John
Brogan, Hugh
Brown, Robert W
Bryce, John
See details for all 155 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 117
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 117
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regimenr, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Sunday Post - Sunday 26 June 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000566/19210626/032/0003 AYRSHIRE WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED. Old Cumnock, Saturday. This afternoon the handsome monument erected by the parishioners of Old Cumnock to the memory of the men from the parish who fell in the great war was unveiled by Lieut.-Col. Sir Archibald M'lnnes Shaw, of Ballochmyle, in presence of a large gathering The monument is constructed of granite, the shaft rising from an octagonal base, on which the names of the heroes are engraved in bronze.
  • The Cumnock Tryst 2018 Programme-On 6 Oct 2018 there is a world premiere of a new oratorio commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and 14-18 NOW (the UK arts programme for the WW1 centenary, to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice). It was composed by Ian Bostridge and is called 'All the Hills and Vales Along'. It is based on five of the poems of the great war port, Charles Hamilton Sorley, who was shot & killed at the Battle of Loos.
  • Photographs-warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1092&mforum=warmemscot
  • Sunday Post - Sunday 03 September 1950 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000566/19500903/020/0002 World War II. extension of Cumnock War Memorial to be unveiled to-day by Col. A. D. M'lnnes Shaw.
  • The Scotsman - Monday 27 June 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19210627/243/0005 WAR MEMORIALS CUMNOCK . — At the unveiling ceremony of Cumnock war memorial in Cumnock new cemetery, Provost Miller, presided; and the Rev. John Warrick, M.A., gave the dedicatory prayer. Provost Miller expressed regref that Brigadier-General Pollok M'Call, C.M.G., D.S.O., under whom the most of their fallen. had served; and who had arranged to perform the unveiling ceremony, had been prevented, from being. with them, Lieut,-Colonel Sir Archibald M'Innes Shaw, who took the place of the Brigadier-General, referred to the great enthusiasm which, the youth of Cumnock had shown at the outbreak of war. The memorial takes the form of a monument . in Creetown silver-grey granite. The base is octagonal. in shape, 7½ feet high, and surmounted by a column 9 feet high, which terminates with; an emblem of a martyr's crown, above which is a ball emblematic of the new world.: The front .panel bears the inscription, "To our honoured . dead, who fell in the Great War 1914-1919." The remaining seven panels are filled with the names of 120 falien.

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