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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
Methil
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Messr. McRuvie, Leven (Builder)
Mr G. Charles Campbell (Architect)
Mr. Thomas Good, Edinburgh (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 November 1922
    Attended by: Admiral Lord Wester Wemyss, K.C.B.,C.M.G., M.V.O., Town Council Provost Marshal & members of Town Council
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8532
Current location

Methil Memorial Park
Memorial Park
Wellesley Road
Methil
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY8 3BP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 36883 99384
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Culluloe stone monument. Black Watch Soldier standing at ease with bowed head, in kilt and bonnet, holding rifle on top of Square Stone plinth set on raised Arbroath pavement base. Lower portion is flanked with buttresses at each corner, and the arches spanning the buttresses form recesses in which are set bronze panels with enrichments. Front panel surmounted by Burgh coats of arms carved in stone forming the dedication panel. Other panels bear names of fallen. Whole is surrounded by railings and further out small stone pillars joined by chain link.
Inscription
GREAT WAR/1914 - 1918/IN/HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ OUR HEROIC DEAD/ "GREATER LOVE GHATH NO MAN THAN/THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS/LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"/(NAMES) Each of 4 Plaques- THE WORLD WAR/1939 - 1945/(NAMES).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, James
Adamson, Andrew
Addison, George
Aitken, Alexander
Allan, Alen
Allan, George T
Allan, John
Allison, John
Anderson, Geo W
Anderson, John
See details for all 401 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 336
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 336
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, rank, forenames, surname, decorations.
    Order of information: regiment/service THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 123
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 123
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Service, rank, forenames, surname, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Service, rank, forenames, surname
    Order of information: service THEN surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: height 4267 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 2000 mm, height 5600 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Cullaloe
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Costs

Site: £1550

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

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