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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Cumnock And Doon Valley
Town
Auchinleck
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Falklands Conflict (1982)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81523
Current location

between the Barony (Parish) Church and the Boswell Mausoleum
B7036
Auchinleck
Cumnock And Doon Valley
Strathclyde
KA18 2AE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 55153 21540
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Small Latin cross surmounting a very tall pillar, on a circular pedestal which is on a 3 stage circular base. There is a dedicatory bronze plaque, and 2 WW1 Bronze Panels, also a WW2 dedication Bronze Plaque and a separate plaque for their names. There is also a bronze plaque for the Falklands War. In November 2018 two new bronze plaques were added-the first for 11 previously omitted WW1 names, and the second for 12 previously omitted WW2 names.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN ABIDING AND/AFFECTIONATE/REMEMBRANCE OF THE/MEN OF AUCHINLECK/AND NEIGHBOURHOOD/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREATB WAR/1914-1919/"THEY DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH/A MAN CAN DIE FIGHTING FOR GOD/AND RIGHT AND LIBERTY, AND/SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTALITY" ALSO IN THE/SECOND WORLD WAR/1939-1945 FALKLANDS WAR 1982/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, James
Anderson, Irvine
Anderson, William
Armour, Andrew
Armour, William
Arthur, William G
Barrie, John
Begg, William
Benham, William
Black, David
See details for all 106 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 70
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 70
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    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
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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