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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Moray
Town
Keith
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir George Washington Browne RSA (Architect)
Arthur George Walker of London (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1923
    Attended by: Colonel J J George of McDuff
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8660
Current location

Ajdjacent to the Main Road
Memorial garden
Main Road
Keith
Moray
Grampian
AB55 5FG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 43136 50751
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sarcophagus style cenotaph with flanking wing walls on a three stepped base. The WW1 Dedication is contained within a wreath at the centre of the wall of plaques. The WW1 names are on 4 bronze plaques and the WW2 names are on 2 Bronze Plaques which each have metal '1939-1945' lettering in relief on the stonework above them. There is epitaph lettering for each conflict carved into the stonework.
Inscription
1914-1918/SACRED/TO THE MEMORY OF/THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR/"THEIR WORKS DO/FOLLOW THEM" [names on 4 plaques, 3 columns on each plaque- the first plaque is entirely Gordon Highlanders, the 2nd plaque has 3 1/3rd columns of Gordon Highlanders] "FAIR IS THE FATE OF THESE/WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/THEIR TOMB IS AN ALTAR/FOR TEARS THEY HAVE REMEM-/BRANCE: FOR PITY PRAISE" 1939-1945/[names on 2 plaques, each with 2 columns]/ "THOSE WE CALL THE DEAD,/ARE BREATHERS OF AN AMPLER DAY/FOR EVER NOBLER ENDS"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, James
Ainslie, John M
Allan, Alfred
Allan, Robert
Allan, William
Anderson, John F
Angus, William
Annand, Duncan S
Balgowan, Alick M
Barclay, John
See details for all 326 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 257
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 257
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 69
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 69
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, rank, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
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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