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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth
Town
Lenzie
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr James Barr of Messrs Benno Schotz, for the WW2 Cross/Plaque (Designer)
Miss Ann Mcleod- daughter of the designer- the WW2 Roll of Honour (Calligrapher)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 April 1921
    Attended by: Colonel Donny
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 September 1949
    Attended by: Revd Canon Collins
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 September 1949
    Attended by: Major William S I Whitelaw MC, with the names read by Mr John Duncan, Chairman of the Public Hall Trustees
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
78925
Current location

In the vestibule
88
Public Hall
Kirkintilloch Road
Lenzie
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth
Strathclyde
G66 4LQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 65483 71982
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The two memorials are on a shared wooden board. The WW1 plaque is at the bottom, and is a bronze plaque. There was an accompanying Parchment scroll in a glass cylinder with 74 names, but that is now lost. All decoration of the plaque is in relief- at each top corner is a wreath, at bottom left are two furled flags with a crown centred above them, and at bottom centre is a stooped soldier with rifle looking at the grave of a fallen colleague, within an embossed roundel, and at bottom right is a field gun within an embossed shield. Above, for WW2, is a Bronze Celtic cross, with a bronze dedication plaque at centre. Again the names were placed on a parchment roll in a sealed container in the wall, which is also lost. However the newspaper report provides the names for those 15 men and 1 nursing sister, and is given in the references section.
Inscription
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/THE MEN OF LENZIE/WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914 1919/ WITH GRATITUDE/TO THE MEN AND/WOMEN OF LENZIE/WHO SERVED THEIR/COUNTRY IN THE/WORLD WAR/1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 74
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 74
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Scroll
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Parchment
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Scotsman - Monday 11 April 1921 : www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19210411/229/0005
  • The WW2 names are: Private T. S. Adam, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (also on Lenzie Old Parish Church Memorial) Private H. A. Campbell, Black Watch (also on Lenzie Union Church Memorial) 1st Lieutenant R. J. Carnochan, D.S.C., Royal Naval Reserve (also on Lenzie Union Church Memorial) Lieutenant R. D. Glover, Royal Artillery (died 19.09.1944) Leading Aircraftsman W. Gray, Royal Air Force Able-bodied Seaman J. Hannah, Royal Navy (died 23.01.1944) Officer Cadet D. T. Hutton, Royal Army Service Corps (also on Lenzie Union Church Memorial) Lance Corporal N. Johnston, Royal Army Ordnance Corps Officer-Cadet A. Park, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (also on Lenzie Old Parish Church Memorial) 1st Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) J. S. Portingale, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service (also on Lenzie Old Parish Church Memorial) Flight Lieutenant R. A. Shrubb, Royal Air Force (also on Lenzie Old Parish Church Memorial) Guardsman A. Stark, Scots Guards Corporal R. Thomson, Scots Guards Stoker J. A. L. Urquhart, Royal Navy (died 24.12.1941) Flight Lieutenant M. White, Royal Air Force (also on Lenzie Old Parish Church Memorial) Flight Lieutenant P. Wyatt-Smith, Mentioned in Despatches, Royal Air Force (died 05.01.1945)
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  • Kirkintilloch Herald 21 September 1949

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