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Current location

at the crossroads where B8000 turns right for Millhouse
B8000
Kames
about 1 mile south of Tighnabruaich
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA21 2AB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NR 97178 71379
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A grey granite obelisk on pedestal which stands on a low rough cairn of local stone with the commemoration and names of the dead listed in lead lettering on the pedestal faces, In fenced enclosure at edge of small park, raised above the road. WW1 names on three sides and WW2 names on one side above them. Was quite weathered when photographed in 2010. Images from 2016 on War Memorials Online show no change. Still perfectly legible.
Inscription
KILFINAN PARISH / IN PROUD AND / GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE HEROES / WHO / LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 - "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIENDS."
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Allan, Donald
Ballantyne, Daniel
Baxter, John
Brown, Walter M
Brown, William
Campbell, Angus
Campbell, Shaw
Candlish, William G
Carmichael, Archibald
Carmichael, Archibald
See details for all 55 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forenames, surname, honours, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Cairn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
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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