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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Cunninghame
Town
Largs
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
DR DOUGLAS STRACHAN LLD FRSA (for the window) (Makers)
SIR ROBERT LORIMER (for the Plaque) (Designer)
Charles Henshaw (for the plaque) (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 September 1924
    Attended by: Mrs Cuthbert Stewart unveiled the plaque, mother of the late Lieutenant Ronald J Stewart MC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7 September 1924
    Attended by: Revd Robert Oswald, Minister of the Parish
  • Undefined
    Date: 7 September 1924
    Attended by: Mrs Donaldson of Rockland unveiled the window, mother of the late Lieutenant Cleweth Thomas Donaldson
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
80587
Current location

St Columba's Church
Gallowgate Street
Largs
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA30 8LX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 20235 59516
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Bronze Plaque containing the names of those who died plus a window of seven stained glass lights by Douglas Strachan. The part of the church where this window is situated is known as the McTaggart chapel. The window records a story from Samuel II which concludes with a soldier pouring water on the ground to symbolise those whose lives have been sacrificed.
Inscription
1914 1918 TO THE GLORY OF GOD/& IN REMEBRANCE OF/THESE MEN OF THE PARISH/OF LARGS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR THIS TABLET AND THE ADJOINING WINDOW ARE DEDICATED/[names in 2 columns]/for these thy servants we praise thee O Lord
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, George
Allan, Daniel
Allan, William N S
Baillie, Daniel
Baldie, James P
Baldie, John B
Begg, John H
Beith, Charles H
Boyd, Crawford
Bradley, Andrew
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 91
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 91
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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