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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kilmarnock And Loudoun
Town
Crosshouse
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 October 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
80669
Current location

Parish Church
B7081
2 miles west of Kilmarnock
Crosshouse
Kilmarnock And Loudoun
Strathclyde
KA2 0HD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 39442 38404
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
A tall grey granite Celtic cross (a replica of the St Matins Cross, Isle of Iona) with wheel-head and bosses standing on a tapering pedestal and two low steps. The commemorations are at the base of the cross shaft on both sides and the names of the WWI dead are listed in lead lettering on the face and sides of the pedestal. The names of the WWII dead have been added in lead lettering at the rear face of the pedestal. The monument stands in front of the kirk on a raised bank of grass in the village.
Inscription
On the Shaft-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN/LOVING REMEMBRANCE/OF THE MEN FROM/CROSSHOUSE PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919 Pedestal 6 o'clock, 9 o'clock & 3 o'clock faces- [WW1 names] Pedestal 12 o'clock face- [WW2 names] Top Base- 6 o'clock face-"THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIFE EVEN UNTO DEATH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adair, Simpson
Allardyce, Alexander
Anderson, John
Anderson, John
Armour, David
Auld, John
Barnes, John
Barr, James R
Barrie, Hugh
Brown, James
See details for all 72 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 52
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 52
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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