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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Gordon
Town
Rhynie
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Messrs D Morren & Co (Mason)
Robert Warrack Morrison (Stone Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 May 1920
    Attended by: Major John Dickson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8625
Current location

Centre of village green
Village Green
The Square
Rhynie
Gordon
Grampian
AB54 4EG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 49845 271276
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square plinth surmounted by a life size figure of a serviceman in service dress cap and greatcoat. The Figure is depicted in mourning pose with rifle reversed. The Inscription is in incised lettering on the sides of the plinth with a separate tablet for WW2 names placed in front of the main memorial.
Inscription
Front Face: ERECTED IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN FROM THE/ PARISHES OF RHYNIE & KEARN/ WHO SERVED THE CAUSE OF/ FREEDOM & RIGHT IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THOSE NAMED HEREON WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT CONFLICT/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" / (Names) Other Faces: (Names) Tablet: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allardyce, Alexander
Anderson, George W
Anderson, Theodore R
Begg, Henry
Benton, Joseph
Beverley, George B
Clark, George
Cockburn, John A C
Cook, George
Craig, Charles
See details for all 42 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: By rank
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Owned by the Baroness of Huntley but maintained by Aberdeenshire Council.
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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