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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Monklands
Town
Airdrie
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messrs. Robert Douglas and Sons, sculptors, Airdrie and Dumfries (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 November 1928
    Attended by: Mrs McMurdo, Dunnvale, Airdrie and of Auldgirth, Dumfriesshire, who had a very deep personal interest in the Memorial
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 November 1928
    Attended by: Rev. Charles Campbell. B.D.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
85621
Current location

Airdrie Academy
South Commonhead Avenue
Airdrie
Monklands
Strathclyde
ML6 6NX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 76113 66478
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Airdrie Academy
    South Commonhead Avenue
    Airdrie
    Monklands
    Strathclyde
    ML6 6NX
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Airdrie Academy
    Cairnhill Road
    Airdrie
    Monklands
    Strathclyde
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Marble memorial tablet with the names of 153 former boy pupils and 2 girl pupils who died in WW1 (the latter in air raids). The memorial consists of six highly polished inscription panels bearing the names with the declaration and epitaph in the top and bottom centre of the tablet, with pilasters and surrounds in Grecian tinos of green stone. The whole is surmounted with a moulded label forming the pediment for the school crest, bearing the Airdrie coat of arms, "Vigilantibus" with "1914-1918" in high burnished brass.
Inscription
Centre top panel- THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED IN LOVING/HONOURED AND ENDURING MEMORY OF THE FORMER/PUPILS OF THIS SCHOOL WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES/FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR On the bottom centre panel, the epitaph-THEY SUFFERED AND DIED TO SAVE US AND WE/WITH GRATITUDE ACKNOWLEDGE THE DEBT WE OWE/FOR OUR DELIVERANCE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, John Charlton
Adamson, Hugh
Aitkem, A Danskin
Aitken, Andrew
Aitken, James M
Aitken, Tom
Allan, John Blair
Alston, J Douglas
Anderson, James F
Andrew, George
See details for all 155 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 155
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 155
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, place of death, year of death, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
Costs

Comments: Upwards of £100 was raised by a sale of work organised by Emma, Lady Wilton. This covered most of the cost of the memorial.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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