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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Glasgow
Town
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: Lord Bythswood performed the unveiling
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87218
Current location

First Floor
30
Glasgow Police Museum
Bell Street
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
GL1 1LQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 59849 64911
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Glasgow Police Museum
    Turnbull Street
    Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Strathclyde
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Strathclyde Police HQ
    Pitt Street
    Glasgow
    Glasgow

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • It was erected in the quadrangle of the building in 1921.
    City of Glasgow Police
    Central Police Office
    St Andrew Square
    Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Strathclyde
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Rectangular plaque with border depicting grape vines. Beneath the City of Glasgow Police crest top-centre, the lettering of the inscription and 8 columns of names is repousse. (This is one of two identical plaques that were commissioned, both of which were unveiled on the same day: one plaque was unveiled at Glasgow Cathedral - see WMR 69829; this duplicate was unveiled in the quadrangle of the Central Police Offices at St Andrew Square, and is now in Glasgow Police Museum).
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THE/ GLASGOW POLICE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914-19/ (names)/ GO TELL OUR CITY, LIVING WE GUARDED THEE, DEAD WE GUARD THEE STILL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, D. C.
Andrews, J.p.
Angus, J
Armstrong, T
Bain, J
Baird, W
Baird, W
Barry, R
Behan, T
Beith, C.m.
See details for all 173 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 173
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 173
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 860mm, width 1420mm
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Glasgow Police Museum
Reference
  • Edinburgh Evening News 11 November 1921 (page 5) reported that, following the unveiling of one copy of the plaque at Glasgow Cathedral, Lord Blythswood and the assembled company proceeded to the Central Police Office in St Andrew Square, where he unveiled the duplicate plaque.
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3434&mforum=warmemscot (includes researched details into the identity of each casualty)

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