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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
Scoonie
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Korean War (1950-1953), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
Maker
Mr. Alex Dewar, Leven (Architect)
Messrs. McRuvie, Leven (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 September 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Gilmour, D.S.O., MP.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 September 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8525
Current location

Scoonie Kirk
Junction of Durie Street and Victoria Road
Scoonie
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY8 4ER
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 38223 00965
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Stone Obelisk surmounted on a square plinth and two narrower plinths on two-stepped base. Whole is on raised stone rectangular base with steps on either side (Contemporary photographs show this did not originally exist, probably a post WW2 addition). In the foreground is a wide paved area and 4 wooden seats (our references 8526 to 8529). Lettering is raised and black. For the WW2 wall behind see our reference 80787
Inscription
East Face: IN/GRATEFUL MEMORY/OF/THOSE FROM THE/PARISH OF SCOONIE,/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR OF/1914 -18./(NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, Andrew
Adams, David C
Allan, George Tait
Anderson, Alexander
Archer, Alexander
Baird, Andrew
Barns, James
Bates, William
Bell, Arthur Mclean
Beveridge, Alexander
See details for all 185 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 183
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 183
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, rank, forenames, surname, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 5700 mm, width 1050 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Costs

Site: £1000 Raised

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Fife Regional Council
Reference

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