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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Falkirk
Town
Laurieston
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: c. 30 August 1920
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82918
Current location

Crossroads of Mary Street
Boyd Street & Polmont Road
Laurieston
Falkirk
Central
FK2 9QF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 91040 79471
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A freestone cross set on a wide and tapering pedestal of rustic freestone blocks. The cross head is in the tree-of-life style with vines carved on the face and the dedication is carved in relief on the shaft face. The names of the WW1 dead are listed on a bronze tablet set into the centre of the pedestal face, and the names of the WW2 dead are listed on two flanking bronze tablets, each of which has a small supplementary tablet below.
Inscription
Cross Shaft-1914/1919/1939/1945/TO OUR/GLORIOUS DEAD/WHO FELL/IN THE/GREAT WAR WW1 Plaque- [names in 3 columns] Left Hand Side WW2 Plaque- [names Anderson to Mair] Left Hand Side Extra WW2 Plaque-[names McMartin & Paterson] Right Hand Side WW2 Plaque-[names Mitchell to Whitelaw] Right Hand Side Extra WW2 Plaque-[name of George Broom]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, George
Anderson, Wm.
Anderson, Wm.
Arthur, Patrick
Bain, John
Baird, Alexander
Baird, Malcolm
Bayne, John
Begg, Henry
Black, Peter
See details for all 143 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 100
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 100
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second 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
  • Falkirk Herald - Saturday 30 August 1924 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000733/19240830/220/0008 ANNIVERSARY SERVICE AT WAR MEMORIAL. —On the fourth anniversary of the unveiling of the memorial to the memory of those men of Laurieston who fell in the Great War, a short service was held at the Square. The Laurieston Westquarter Silver Band opened the service by playing the hymns, ‘‘Lead, Kindly Light,” and “How bright these glorious spirits shine,’’ to the tunes “Sandon” and ‘‘St Asaph” respectively. Band-Sergeant Leishman then laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial. This was followed by a short dedicatory prayer by the Rev. J. H. Ross. The band thereafter played Holy,” and the service closed with the singing of Nearer, God. to Thee.” to the tune ‘‘Bethany.”
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