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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Kincardine And Deeside
Town
Auchenblae
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr. Charles Davidson of Brechin (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: September 1920
    Attended by: Mrs Simpson of Whitehurst
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8676
Current location

Summit of Gilbert's Hill
overlooking village of Auchenblae.
Auchenblae
Kincardine And Deeside
Grampian
AB30 1TA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 72846 77702
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rubislaw granite fine axed obelisk on three-stepped base, square die and heavily moulded cap, surmounted by a globe. Sword of Sacrifice and Wreath of Victory in palm leaves on front face. NOTE- there are 14 fewer WW1 names on this memorial than there are on the memorial in Fordoun Memorial Hall.
Inscription
RAISED BY THE PEOPLE/OF FORDOUN/IN MEMORY OF THEIR/GLORIOUS DEAD/1914 - 1918// "TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND/IS NOT TO DIE" On the shaft of the obelisk-AND/IN HONOUR OF THOSE/WHO FELL/1939-1945/[names] Other faces of the obelisk-[WW2 names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Joseph
Cauld, Charles
Coull, Charles
Coull, Charles
Davidson, James
Davidson, John
Duffus, J Alexander
Farquharson, Leslie E
Hadden, John
Harper, Duncan
See details for all 43 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, regiment, service
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, regiment, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 5000 mm
    Materials: Granite - Rubislaw
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Fordoun Parish
Reference

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