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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Gordon
Town
Collieston
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 May 1920
    Attended by: Rev. D. Norman Masson, B.D.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8628
Current location

On Cemetery Wall
Ellon Parish Church
Collieston
Gordon
Grampian
AB41 8SU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NK 04085 28946
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Granite tablet set into a triangular pedimented grey granite frame. Incised inscription in gold painted lettering. The memorial is mounted onto the cemetery wall. Wreath is carved in relief at the top centre of the triangular pediment. WW2 tablet added underneath in 2007
Inscription
1914 1919/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THE PARISH OF SLAINS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bremner, J
Bruce, A
Bruce, R W
Cruickshank, C
Cruickshank, D
Davidson, C
Emslie, D
Emslie, W
Findlay, W
Heron, C
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Rubislaw
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 1219mm, width 1219mm
    Materials: Granite - Rubislaw
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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© WMR-8628

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