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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
Kennoway
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Korean War (1950-1953), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
Mr G. Charles Campbell Methil (Architect)
Mr. J. Y. Thomson Leven (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 July 1921
    Attended by: Mr Charles Cook, W.S., Kingsdale House
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 July 1921
    Attended by: Reverend James S. Simpson, Parish Minister.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8530
Current location

St Kenneth's Parish Church
Cupar Road
Kennoway
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY8 5LR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 35000 02700
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Celtic cross on raised dais. Laurel wreath on East Face. There is a WW1 Dedication tablet, with a separate tablet below for the names, and a further tablet below that at ground level for the WW2/Korea/Malaya/Falklands Names
Inscription
Tablet 1-ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN / OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNRY'S HONOUR Tablet 2- [WW1 names] Tablet 3- 1939-1945/[names]/KOREA AND MALAYA/[names]/IN THE FALKLANDS/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Alexander
Anderson, James D
Armstrong, Robert
Birrell, David D
Black, William
Braidwood, John
Brown, Andrew
Campbell, Dugald
Campbell, James
Christie, Robert
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Fife Regional Council
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1323&mforum=warmemscot
  • Record of unveiling and dedication in Leven Advertiser & Wemyss Gazette 21 July 1921.
  • Dundee Courier - Monday 18 July 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19210718/083/0005 WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT KENNOWAY. The village of Kennoway was deeply stirred yesterday afternoon on the occasion of the unveiling of the war memorial to the 29 men belonging to the parish who fell in the war. Not for many years had the Parish Church, where the service was held, accommodated such a large congregation, numbering fully 500. The centre seats were reserved for the ex-service men. Rev. J. S. Simpson, parish minister, presided, while Mr M'Donald, locum of the Free Church, read the lessons. John Mackenzie, U.F. Church - who wore the uniform of a captain of the Seaforths - gave the address. After Rev. Mr Simpson had read the roll of honour, the congregation filed out and assembled outside, and Charles Cook, W.S., Kingsdale House unveiled the memorial. A lament was played by Pipe-Major Sutherland, and the "Last Post" sounded by Bugler Norwood. The proceedings closed by the singing of "How bright these glorious spirits shine" and the National Anthem. The officer in charge of the guard of honour was Major Marris, and of the ex-service men Captain Ritchie of Kilmux The memorial takes the form of a Celtic cross of grey granite, the work of Mr J. Y. Thomson, sculptor, Leven, while the design is by Mr G. Charles Campbell, architect, Methil. The following are the names of the fallen: Alex. Anderson. James D. Anderson David D. Birrell. John Braid wood, Duguld Campbell, James Campbell, Robert Christie, Mitchell Collins, Robert Cowper, James Dalrymple, Andrew Duncan, Henry Duncan. Arthur N. S. Fleming. Hugh Hanlands, David Hastie, Thomas Hunter. John Kidd, James Laing, Charles Leitch. Geo. Melville, Geo. Minty, David Philp. Robert Ritchie, Geo. Robb. Duncan Rutherford, James Rutherford. Thomas Swinton, John 'Iliomson, David Wallace.

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