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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Dunoon
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Mr George Simpson Barr (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C1922
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8538
Current location

Off A815
In Dunoon Castle Gardens
Argyll Street
Dunoon
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA23 7HJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 17556 76485
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square stone battered pillar with triangular broken pediment in centre of which is Lion rampant and wreath; below this is rectangular bronze plaque. Front face of obelisk has carved celtic cross: laurel wreath on side over WW2 names. Monument is in raised fenced enclosure reached by six steps. Two nurses are listed for WW1, but neither is listed on either the CWGC or the Scottish National War Memorial, so their identities are currently obscure. A fully transcribed names list is attached to this report for ease of reference The fact that this is for the whole of the Cowal peninsula is evidenced by the fact that, amongst the Ww1 names, to differentiate between common names 2 men are identified as from Sandbanks (just north of Dunoon), 3 from Lochgilphead, 1 from Kilmun and 1 from Innellan
Inscription
Plaque: (1914 - 1918) FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY Plaque: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, Donald
Aitken, Charles
Aitken, James
Aitken, Robert R S
Allan, Alex L
Allan, Williamina
Allen, Andrew
Anderson, George C
Anderson, Gordon S
Anderson, James E G
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 396
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 396
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, rank, forenames, surname, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 78
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 78
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, rank, forenames, surname
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, rank
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1828 mm, height c12,192 mm, width 1828 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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