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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
Leslie
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 January 1921
    Attended by: Sir Ralph Anstruther, Bart.; Mr. George Wilkie, town clerk; Mr James Porter, West Park & Provost Stark
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8533
Current location

Leslie Green
Village Green
High Street/Greenside junction
Leslie
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY6 3DD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 25492 01955
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large square stone pillar with square pediment top, supported by square plinth on two-stepped base. At top of pillar on West face is a cross with heart in centre surrounded by carved circle and the word Sacrifice; North face has Saltire with word Endurance; East face shows Shield & Lion Rampart; South face has sword within a wreath and word, Valour. Each face of plinth contains set in section with names of dead of WW1, below on base of plinth are names of 1939-1945 war dead. Stone walkway leading up to memorial surrounded by flower beds.
Inscription
SACRIFICE/ENDURANCE/DUTY/VALOUR/1914 - 1919 (NAMES)/ West Panel: 1939 - 1945/TO THE MEMORY OF/THE OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS & MEN/ BELONGING TO THE BURGH & PARISH OF LESLIE/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WARS/(NAMES).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aikman, Albert
Allan, Thomas B
Anderson, Alexander
Anderson, John
Anderson, Peter
Arthur, John
Bain, Andrew
Balfour, David
Band, Alexander
Band, James
See details for all 127 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 98
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 98
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, service
    Order of information: surname,
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1200 mm, height 4620 mm, width 1000 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
War Memorials Trust Grant of £1,000-In 2006 a project was undertaken to install 5 floodlights around the memorial. The intention is to illuminate all 4 sides of the memorial to enhance the look of the memorial and also improve its security; In 1997, it was noted Lettering on panels is to be renewed
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
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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