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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Roxburgh
Town
Swinton
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr R T Rose Oliver of Tweedsmuir (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1920
    Attended by: Earl of Home
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81377
Current location

Main Street/Coldstream Road corner
Swinton
Roxburgh
Borders
TD11 3JE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 83841 47571
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Freestone cairn which has a granite slab for the dedication and names, above which is an incised cross of early Saxon type, with symbolic thistle and St Andrew's cross and the single word 'Remember'., surrounded by railings
Inscription
Slab above the cross-REMEMBER Names Tablet-IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SWINTON PARISH/WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/[names in 2 columns]/1939 "Their name liveth for evermore" 1945/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainslie, George
Bookless, John
Bookless, William
Cockburn, James
Cockburn, Thomas
Craig, John J
Dearden, Henry Graham
Dodds, William
Gibson, John
Graham, Thomas
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cairn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=916&mforum=warmemscot
  • The Scotsman, 19th October 1920 SWINTON - The Earl of Home unveiled a war memorial at Swinton to the memory of the twenty-four men from the parish who fell in the war. The memorial takes the form of a cairn of local freestone, 18 feet high, bearing a granite slab with the names of the fallen; above which is an incised cross of early Saxon type, with symbolic thistle and St Andrew's cross, and the word "Remember". The monument was designed by Mr RT Rose Oliver, Tweedsmuir. The parish, out of a population of about 650 [660?], contributed 123 men to the services during the war [128?].
  • www.coldstreamhistorysociety.co.uk/index.php/war-memorials/memorial/C19

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