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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Cunninghame
Town
Largs
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81721
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
Large Illustrated Roll of Honour in a glazed wooden frame, with the names in 7 columns. This lists 774 men and women of the town who served, of whom 82 fell. Giving ranks and service units this is a valuable tool in researching the town in WW1. However, as with all such Rolls of Honour, it's completeness can be questioned when compared with the church's own memorial (our reference 80587) which has 91 fallen.
Inscription
ROLL of HONOUR/[names in 8 columns] On a small plate at bottom centre of the frame-LARGS 1914-1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 774
    Served and returned: 692
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
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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© WMR-81721

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