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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Gordon
Town
Ellon
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-1945 war or conflict
Maker
MESSRS WILLIAM EDWARDS & SON (Builder)
MR JAMES COBBAN (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 2000
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05 August 1923
    Attended by: BRIG-GEN GORDON GILMOUR
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8577
Current location

The Square
Ellon
Gordon
Grampian
AB41 9JB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 95840 30519
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Gordon Highlander in Shirt Sleeve Order and Bonnet with Rifle in "On Guard" position on substantial plinth surrounded by railings.
Inscription
6 o'clock face-TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE / THOSE BELONGING FROM THE / BURGH AND PARISH OF ELLON / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / AND / OF THOSE WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939-1945 3 o'clock, 12 o'clock and 9 o'clock faces-(WW1 Names) Separate tablet- [WW2 names] Around the top : THEY DIED /THAT WE / MIGHT LIVE Additional tablet: THIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN ERECTED & DEDICATED / TO THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE OF THIS DISTRICT / AND PARISH WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF / OUR COUNTRY EITHER IN ACTION OR AS A RESULT / OF WOUNDS RECEIVED DURING ONE OF THE / MANY CONFLICTS OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN / INVOLVED IN SINCE 1945 / THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD / AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD / AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM / NOR THE YEAR CONDEMN , AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN / AND IN THE MORNING / WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM / 2000 A.D.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamd, A F
Aitken, Geo
Aitken, Jas
Aitken, Robert
Alexander, Peter
Alexander, William
Allak, Paul
Allan, Alex
Anderson, Norman
Anderson, William
See details for all 139 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 110
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 110
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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