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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Kincardine And Deeside
Town
Gourdon
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), First World War - civilians, First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
James Hutcheon (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 June 1921
    Attended by: Major W Riddoch, Croix de Guerre Belge, Stonehaven
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 November 1949
    Attended by: Admiral Sir Lionel Wells, Tarves
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 June 1921
    Attended by: The Rev. Mr Johnston, Parish Church, and the Rev. D. M. Bailhe, United Free Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8683
Current location

Brae Road at the junction with Greenbraes Road
Gourdon
Kincardine And Deeside
Grampian
DD10 0LL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 82449 70768
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • William Street
    Gourdon
    Kincardine And Deeside
    Grampian
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Obelisk on three stepped square base. In the original location there was a gated metal fence round it.
Inscription
East Face TO THE MEMORY OF/ AND IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN FROM GOURDON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE STRUGGLE FOR/ RIGHTEOUSNESS AND FREEDOM/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ South face Names/ West face IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF GOURDON WHO FELL/ ON ACTIVE SERVICE/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ NAMES/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrew, M B L
Balneaves, D
Black, J B B
Cargill, J G F
Cargill, W
Cargill, W L
Christie, D
Coull, J.
Craig, A R
Craig, C
See details for all 55 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2341&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=gourdon&start=0&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 10 November 1949 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19491110/067/0006
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 14 June 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19210614/027/0003 GOURDON MEMORIAL. UNYEILED BY MAJOR RIDDOCH, STONEHAVEN. In presence of a large gathering from the surrounding district, the Gourdon War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday. Mr James H. Johnston, headmaster, introduced Major Riddoch, Stonehaven, who unveiled the monument. The Rev. Mr Johnston, Parish Church, and the Rev. D. M. Bailhe, United Free Church, took charge of the religious part of the ceremony. At the close the "Flowers of the Forest" was played by a piper, and the "Last Post" sounded, and the company joined in singing the National Anthem. The monument, occupies a prominent position in William Street. The inscription and the names of the fallenon the memorial are as follows: — "To the memory and in honour of the men from Gourdon who gave their Lives for their country in the struggle for righteousness and freedom in the great war of nations — 1914-1918." (names)

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