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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Falkirk
Town
South Alloa
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs N. D. Robertson & Sons, Graham's Road, Falkirk
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 November 1919
    Attended by: Miss Laing of Kersie Schoolhouse, Mr James Finlayson of Alloa and Mr John Anderson of Dunmore
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 January 1954
    Attended by: Rev. T, Donaldson, Airth North Church
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 January 1954
    Attended by: Mrs McMillan of 22 Kersie Terrace and Mr Leeson, School Convener, Airth (deputising for Councillor F. Crawford)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 November 1919
    Attended by: Rev. Frederic Hendry of Alloa
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82834
Current location

Junction A905 and Ferry Road
South Alloa
Falkirk
Central
FK7 7NH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 87356 90827
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • On outside wall of building
    Kersie Public School
    A905
    South Alloa
    Falkirk
    Central
    FK7 7NH
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NS 87385 90728
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Tablet on small cairn at road junction in South Alloa.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF 12 YOUNG MEN OF SOUTH ALLOA / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / 1914-18. NINE OF THESE WERE PUPILS IN THIS SCHOOL. / (WW1 names) / READY AYE READY TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF / SOUTH ALLOA WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE / SECOND GREAT WAR 1939-1945. / (WW2 names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barr, Michael
Douglas, John
Douglas, Robert
Ford, William
Galloway, Thomas
Jones, Emelyn
Mcmillan, James
Mcmillan, William
Mcpherson, John
Quin, James
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, regiment, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cairn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Falkirk Herald - Saturday 22 November 1919 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000733/19191122/124/0006 SOUTH ALLOA. UNVEILING WAR MEMORIAL. - On Saturday last a memorial to the memory of twelve men of South Alloa who fell in the war was unveiled. The memoiial which is in the form,of a tablet affixed to the outer wall of the school is composed of black and white marble. The design which is plain, is relieved the ornamentation of a sheathed sword and a laurel wreath and above the tablet is a simple white marble cross on a background of black marble. At the. ceremony, which was well attended, the chair was occupied by Mr James Finlayson, Alloa. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Frederic Hendry, Airth, and an inspiring address was delivered by the Rev. John Fairley, Larbert. The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Laing, Kersie Schoolhouse, and a band of pipers under Mr John Anderson, Dunmore, played "The Flowers of the Forest.”
  • Falkirk Herald - Saturday 06 February 1954 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000733/19540206/127/0008 THE FALKIRK HERALD SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6 1954 Airth and Dunmore SOUTH ALLOA MEMORIAL. — On Sunday last a memorial plaque In memory of the men from South Alloa who gave their lives in the Second World War was unveiled at Kersie Public School. A short service of dedication, including a reading from the book of Revelations, chapter 21, and the singing of the first and last verses of “O God Our Help in Ages Past” was conducted by the Rev. T. Donaldson, Airth North Church. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Mrs M’Millan, 22 Kersie Terrace. Among those present at the ceremony was Mr Leeson, School Convener, Airth. deputising in the unavoidable absence of Councillor F. Crawford. The sculptors responsible for the design and erection of the plaque were Messrs N. D. Robertson & Sons, Graham’s Road, Falkirk.

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