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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Gordon
Town
Huntly
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messers John Fyte LTD (Designer)
Messers A & J Loggie (Builder)
F W Troup FRIBA (Architect)
Morren & Co (Undefined)
Robert Warrack Morrison (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th September 1922
    Attended by: Duke of Richmond and Gordon
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8588
Current location

At entrance to Avenue leading to Gordon Schools
Huntly
Gordon
Grampian
AB54 8BP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 53000 40135
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An obelisk on elongated group of granite columns. The platform on top of the columns has a frieze and cornice. There is a dedication tablet (below which is one of the 2 WW2 names tablets), an epitaph tablet (below which is the 2nd of the 2 WW2 names tablets) and 4 WW1 names tablets.
Inscription
Tablet 1-MEN OF / HUNTLY / WHO FELL / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 Tablet 2-THEIR LAND / THEY CROWNED / WITH FAME THAT / SHALL NOT DIE / IN DEATH THEY / DIED NOT BEING / RAISED ON HIGH / TO GLORY WITH / THE BRAVE Tablet 3- GORDON HIGHLANDERS/[names of officers and then of privates from Bowman to Chapman] Tablet 4-GORDON HIGHLANDERS/[names of privates from Duncan to Wilson] Tablet 5-[names in various regiments, then in Canadian and Australian forces] Tablet 6-[names in various other regiments, navy and air force] Tablet 7-[on the side of the tablet] 1939/-1945/[names Bain to Johnstone and George Mason] Tablet 8-[on the side of the tablet] 1939/-1945/[names Knight to Wilkie followed by the Matron Elizabeth Thomson] (NAMES ON THE SEPARATE PILLARS)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, John
Adamson, James
Aitchison, W
Allan, James G
Anton, Edward Y
Archibald, Alex. S
Archibald, John
Bain, James A
Bain, Robert
Barclay, John R L
See details for all 227 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 184
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 184
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 11000 mm
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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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