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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Motherwell
Town
Shotts
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
86820
Current location

Outside the Public Library
Benhar Road
Shotts
Motherwell
Strathclyde
ML7 5EN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 8792 5984
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk on a pedestal and 3 stage base. The Dedication and WW1 names are on tablets on each of the 4 faces of the pedestal, WW2 and later names are on tablets on the top step. Note that Canmore allege, without corroborating evidence, that the memorial was previously at NS 87052 59659, date of supposed move unknown
Inscription
Face 1- "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"//IN/GLORIOUS MEMORY/OF/THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/AND SECOND WORLD WAE/1939-1945/[WW1 names]//WW2 names Aitchison to Gunn] Face 2-[WW1 names A to Gallagher]//[WW2 names Haddow to McMillan] Face 3- [WW1 names Galloway to Murray]/[WW2 names McVey to Swan] Face 4- [WW1 names McPake to Ward]/[WW2 names Traynor to Wynne and Korean War names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, G
Aitchison, T Mcm
Allander, W
Anderson, J
Andrew, J
Armour, C
Armour, R
Baird, J
Battles, P
Boland, T
See details for all 216 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 155
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 155
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    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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