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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Moray
Town
Portgordon
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr. Wittet of Elgin (Architect)
J R HENDERSON (Sculptor)
J R HENDERSON (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 June 1921
    Attended by: DUKE OF RICHMOND AND GORDON, Mr Cuningham (factor), Rev. A. Easton and Rev. R. Howie
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 June 1921
    Attended by: Wreaths laid by Hilda Coull, Georgina Hendry and Isabella Smith- 3 little girls whose fathers had been lost in the war
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8669
Current location

opposite the Post Office
Main Road
Portgordon
Moray
Grampian
AB56 5QS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 39622 64242
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross with knotwork set on a stepped plinth and octagonal base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face:1914-1918/ ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF PORTGORDON/ WHO IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ IN THEIR COUNTRY'S HOUR OF NEED/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR UNTO THEM/ NOBLY FOUGHT AND DIED/ THAT OTHERS BY THEIR SELF SACRIFICE/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM./ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. 3 o'clock face: (NAMES) 9 o'clock face: (NAMES) 12 o'clock face: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Coull, Bert
Coull, George R.
Coull, John
Coull, John
Coull, John G.
Coull, Peter
Coull, Peter
Curries, John
Farquhar, Harry
Findlay, Ernest
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2952&mforum=warmemscot
  • PORTGORDON MEMORIAL Photograph at unveiling Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 11 June 1921
  • PORTGORDON MEMORIAL DUKE OF RICHMOND AND GORDON AND FALLEN. Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 09 June 1921
  • WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT PORTGORDON. Dundee Courier - Wednesday 08 June 1921

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