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Memorial details

Memorial type
Tower
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Ardnadam
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Ewen Cameron of Dunoon (Undefined)
Boston, Menzies & Morton of Greenoxk (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 1922
    Attended by: Mrs John Brown of Sandbank, whose 5 sons served, one of whom fell
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 May 1922
    Attended by: Rev. A. MacDonald M.A. of Sandbank
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8537
Current location

(Locally it is called the Lazaretto Memorial)
Beside A815
on the foreshore at Lazaretto Point
Ardnadam
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA23 8QD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 17219 80418
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A stubby Baronial pencil of schist rubble and sandstone dressings (based on the Brechin round tower, one of only 2 round towers in Scotland) on stepped paved octagonal base, surmounted by cross, with pedimented panel bearing names of WW1 fallen, below which is a rectangular metal panel to the fallen of WW2. Lettering for WW1 panel is in black; lettering for WW2 panel is incised blue.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE/ HONOURED MEM0RY OF THE/ 124 OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED/ OFFICERS & MEN OF SANDBANK/ AND ARDNADAM WHO SERVED/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/+ THE FALLEN +/(Names)/"CHA TILL IAD TUILLE"/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ IN GRATEFUL AND PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF THE FOLLOWING/ OFFICERS AND MEN FROM SANDBANK AND DISTRICT WHO DIED/ IN THEIR COUNTRY'S SERVICE/(Names)/ IN HONOURED MEMORY ALSO OF THE CREWS OF H.M. SUBMARINES/ SNAPPER - SYRTIS - UNBEATEN - UNIQUE - UNTAMED - VANDAL/ WHO SAILED FROM THE HOLY LOCH AND FAILED TO RETURN/"They saved others: themselves they could not save."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barclay, Thomas (rev)
Blair, Alex.
Brown, James
Cameron, John
Campbell, John
Clark, Peter
Crampsey, John
Currie, John
Currie, Peter
Gilmour, William
See details for all 28 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname,regiment
    Order of information: Rank, surname, forename, regiment.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: height c 9144 mm, width c 1219 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
By 1990's had structural problems, and in danger of collapse by 2003. Sandbank Community Development Trust raised £45,000 for repairs. Three benches also added to the memory of 3 local people who died in a boating accident in June 2005, designed to reflect their interests
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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