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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Nithsdale
Town
Kirkconnel
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Scott and Rae
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: July 1920
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8548
Current location

In a walled enclosure beside A76
West end of Main Street
West end of Main Street
Kirkconnel
Nithsdale
Dumfries And Galloway
DG4 6NE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 72910 12251
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square tapering stone column mounted on a plinth and base surmounted by a cornice on which is a sculpture of a Scottish Soldier standing with rifle inverted, bonnet and pack. Inscription inscribed in black lettering on all faces of plinth and front face of base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face on plinth: 1914-1918/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ "Their name liveth for evermore." All other faces on plinth: (Names) 6 o'clock face of base: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR/ (Names/ "At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, James
Anderson, William
Ashley, Joseph
Baird, Robert
Beattie, David
Black, Alex
Black, Walter
Broadfoot, R W
Brown, John
Bryden, John
See details for all 101 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
10 November 2011: Memorial vandalised with graffiti, but rapidly cleaned off. A man was tried for the offence, but found not guilty. This was one of the memorials which was awarded a renovation grant on 20th February 2014 through the Scottish Government's Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund: (WM6003) Grant offer: £3,375: The foundations supporting the path around the memorial are in ‘Poor’ condition and as a result of structural movement the surface of the path has cracked. In addition the path kerb stones have been extensively damaged. The grant funding will help fund the repair and replacement of the brick foundations and path surface. This work will include the replacement of damaged kerb stones.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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