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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Dunfermline
Town
Inverkeithing
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Peter Reid RIBA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 April 1923
    Attended by: The Right Hon. the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 January 1950
    Attended by: Rev R.W. Anderson of St John's Church
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 January 1950
    Attended by: Provost James Fraser of Inverkeithing
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 April 1923
    Attended by: Rev William Stephen B.D. of St Peter's Parish Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8510
Current location

In a garden area north of the churchyard
St Peter's Parish Church (Inverkeithing Parish Church)
Church Street/Heriot Street junction
Inverkeithing
Dunfermline
Fife
KY11 1ND
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 13062 82996
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Previous locations
  • Entrance to Public School
    Inverkeithing
    Dunfermline
    Fife
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Celtic cross on square plinth and hexagonal base, on top of a 6 step staircase that surrounds almost the whole memorial. West and east panels inscribed with burgh coat of arms. Laurel wreath on base of the cross. The WW1 names are on the 3 o'clock face, WW2 on the 12 o'clock face, and extra WW1 names on the 9 o'clock face. The Dedication plaque is on the 6 o'clock face.
Inscription
6 o'clock face Plaque-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN/ OF INVERKEITHING AND/ DISTRICT WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ 6 o'clock face in stonework at base level-THEIR NAME LIVETH/FOR EVERMORE 3 o'clock face- [WW1 names in 2 columns] 12o'clock face- AND IN THE LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF INVERKEITHING AND/ DISTRICT WHO FELL IN/ THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/[Names in 2 columns] 9 o'clock face- [extra WW1 names in 2 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aikman, Wilfred
Allan, Joseph
Allison, Thomas J
Anderson, Andrew
Anderson, James A
Anderson, William F
Armet, John M
Armit, David
Bald, Robert
Bauld, James M
See details for all 166 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 130
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 130
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth inset, height 1010mm, width 560mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth inset, height 1010mm, width 560mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Fife Regional Council
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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