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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
East Kilbride
Town
Strathaven
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Scott and Rae (Makers)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
86786
Description
Tall tapering obelisk on Pedestal on 3 steps and 2 stage base. The dedication is one face of the pedestal and the WW1 names on the other 3 sides. The WW2 dedication and names are similarly arranged, on stones added to the top step.
Inscription
Face 1: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY/OF/THE MEN OF AVONDALE/WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/THEY PASSED FROM THE SIGHT OF MEN/BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-SACRIFICE//MEN WHO FELL IN THE/SECOND WORLD WAR/1939-1945 Face 2 WW1: THE CAMERONIANS/[16 names]/ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY/[name]/ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY/[4 names]/ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY/[name]/ROYAL ENGINEERS/[5 names]/GLASGOW YEOMANRY/[name]/LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY/[name]/MACHINE GUN CORPS/[name]/ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS[2 names] Face 2 WW2: THE CAMERONIANS/[2 names]/ROYAL ARTILLERY/[5 names]/ROYAL ENGINEERS/[name]/ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS/[name]/ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS/[name] Face 3 WW1: HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY/[16 names]/ROYAL FLYING CORPS/[2 names]/SOUTH LANCASHIRES/[name]/LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS/[name]/CANADIAN CONTINGENT/[5 names]/NEW ZEALAND CONTINGENT/[4 names]/SOUTH AFRICAN SCOTTISH/[5 names]/AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT/[2 names] Face 3 WW2: ROYAL NAVY/[3 names]/MERCHANT NAVY/[name]/ROYAL AIR FORCE/[8 names] Face 4 WW1: CAMERON HIGHLANDERS/[11 names]/ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS/[5 names]/SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/[3 names]/ROYAL HIGHLANDERS/[4 names]/GORDON HIGHLANDERS/[name]/ROYAL SCOTS/[6 names]/SOUTH STAFFORDS/[name]/ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY/[name]/ROYAL FUSILIERS/[2 names] Face 4 WW2: SCOTS GUARDS/[name]/ROYAL HIGHLANDERS/[name]/ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS/[name]/LONDON SCOTTISH/[name]/LOTHIAN AND BORDER YEOMANRY/[name]/WEST AFRICAN FORCES/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aiton, Archibald
Alexander, Robert John
Allan, James
Allan, William
Anderson, James C
Anderson, William
Andrews, Albert
Bain, Archibald
Ballantyne, Charles
Barbour, Andrew
See details for all 159 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 102
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 102
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment, home address
    Order of information: Regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, home address
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, service, home address
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
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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