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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Blairgowrie
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Mr Alexander Carrick, RSA, RNS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 June 1921
    Attended by: Mrs W C MacPherson
  • Rededicated
    Date: 8 November 1959
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Rededicated
    Date: 6 June 1948
    Attended by: Undefined
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8546
Current location

Central square and park.
54
Blairgowrie and Rattray War Memorial
William Street
Blairgowrie
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH10 6BH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 17898 45008
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Very large tapering column, topped by stone sculpture of flames. Mature Scottish soldier in great-coat and helmet, arms reversed and resting on his boot stands in front on a plinth. Above his head, further up column is a cross and wreath; three other sides of column inset in stone are rectangular bronze plaques; whole is on multi-stepped base in town centre. The column terminates in a pelican finial. Around the finial are the badges of Scottish Horse, The Gordon Highlanders, The Black Watch and The Scottish Thistle. The whole is on 7 octagonal steps. A low stone plinth projects from the south east base of the memorial with the WW2 and Korean War plaques
Inscription
North East Plaque:1914 - 1918/BLAIRGOWRIE AND RATTRAY ROLL OF HONOUR/[names] North West & South West Plaques- [WW1 names] Plinth- ALSO IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945//[names on plaques] Base of Plinth-KOREAN WAR 1950-53/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, Alex R
Adams, William Lindsay
Adamson, Andrew
Alexander, James Macgilchrist
Allardyce, John
Allison, James S
Anderson, George R
Anderson, James L
Assenti, Dominic J
Ayling, William
See details for all 248 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 172
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 172
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, surname, forenames, rank
    Order of information: Surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 65
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 65
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, surname, forename, initial, rank, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=53&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Scotsman, Tuesday 21st June 1921, Page 7 "Blairgowrie and Rattray The Blairgowrie and Rattray War Memorial, commemorating 175 men of the two parishes was unveiled in the Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, on Sunday afternoon by Mrs W. C. MacPherson of Blairgowrie. It is an impressive column, 35 feet in height, the central featutre being a bronze life-size figure of a soldier in a mourning attitude. A square pedestal bears panels on which the names if the fallen are inscribed, and the capital, on which are carved regimental badges, is crowned by a pelican, the emblem of self-sacrifice. the Duke of Atholl presided, and in the course of an address he said this was not the time to talk of "short time" and half-efforts, but rather for every one to work cheerfully and with all his might in the hope of setting up a really glorious future."

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