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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Banff And Buchan
Town
Peterhead
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians
Maker
Messrs Charles MacDonald Ltd, Messrs Charles MacDonald Ltd
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 August 1922
    Attended by: Lord Polwarth CBE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8621
Current location

Beside A952 (South approach road to town)
in front of the old churchyard.
Old Churchyard
South Road
Peterhead
Banff And Buchan
Grampian
AB42 2YN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NK 12688 46009
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Classic obelisk with moulded cornices and a classic pediment, resting on steps and a landing.
Inscription
1914-1918/ (Names)/ TO THE GLORY OF ALMIGHTY GOD / AND IN HONOUR OF / THE MEN OF THIS TOWN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR OF / 1914-1918 / SO THEY PASSED OVER AND ALL THE TRUMPETS / SOUNDED FOR THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE. UNVEILED 6TH AUGUST / 1922 / AND HANDED OVER TO THE CUSTODY OF / THE PROVOST MAGISTRATES & COUNCILLORS / OF THE BURGH OF PETERHEAD.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adam, F
Adams, R
Ahern, J
Aird, M
Alexander, A J
Alexander, A M
Alexander, C
Alexander, G
Alexander, H
Alexander, W
See details for all 368 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 367
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 367
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment/service
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 12192mm
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £2,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: The War Memorial Fund was started with a donation of £5,000 by the daughter and son-in-law of the late Provost Leask. After door-to-door collections, the total sum in the Fund was £10,000.
Reference

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