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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Banff And Buchan
Town
Cruden Bay
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Messrs Bower & Florence, granitr merchants, Aberdeen (Builder)
Mr Bennett Mitchell (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 October 1922
    Attended by: Earl of Caithness of Auchmacoy House
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 October 1922
    Attended by: Rev. Esslemount Adams, West United Free Church, Aberdeen. Rev. John Macqueen, Minister of the parish. Rev. D. Stewart, Hatton United Fee Church. Rev. R. B. Irons, Episcopal Church. Rev. A. Macaulay, Port Erroll Congregational Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8570
Current location

Gateway to village cemetery
Cruden Bay Cemetery
Cruden Bay
Banff And Buchan
Grampian
AB42 0QB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NK 07092 36522
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Cemetery gateway with names on an exterior tablet each side.
Inscription
IN / MEMORY / 1914 / (Names) / 1918 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, Alexander
Allen, Albert
Anderson, Charles
Anderson, George
Beagrie, James
Boddie, Alex T
Brand, Charles
Brand, Edward
Brechin, Alex J D
Brechin, Robert
See details for all 103 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 87
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 87
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
The WW2/Korea tablet is on the inside of the gates, and is rather weathered, the WW2 names cannot be fully read
Costs

Memorial: Estimated cost £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2025&mforum=warmemscot (includes the only image we have of the WW2 names- when it was taken in 2007 they were clear)
  • Aberdeen Daily Journal pg 6; 30th October 1922
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 30 October 1922 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19221030/061/0006 CRUDEN PARISH WAR MEMORIAL. Unveiling Ceremony. - THE EARL OF CAITHNESS ON BUCHAN'S PART IN WAR. The Earl of Caithness, Auchmacoy House, yesterday unveiled the Cruden war memorial in presence a large assembly of the parishioners, the church being crowded, those present including a large muster of ex-service men under Lieut. Youngson, The Schoolhouse, Longhaven. The scheme of the memorial, after some delay, has been carried on by a large and representative committee, with James Cruickshank, Port-Erroll. secretary. The design is by Mr Bennett Mitchell, architect, Aberdeen, and the work was executed by Messrs Bower and Florence, granite merchants, Aberdeen. The memorial takes the form of an archway in the parish churchyard, with panels on each side, on which are the names of the fallen. …….

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