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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Renfrew
Town
Renfrew
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Scott and Rae, Me. James Young, Mr. Neil Hamilton, FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 03 August 1922
    Attended by: Colonel Walter Brown, D.L., V.D. and Joseph Johnstone, Esquire, M.P. , Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8835
Current location

St Andrews Cross
Renfrew Cenotaph
Hairst Street
Renfrew
Renfrew
Strathclyde
PA4 8QY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 50638 67554
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Freestone Pillar along lines of Mercat Cross. Octagonal in form and rises from a flight of three steps parallel to each of its sides. Each side of octagonal chamber has sunk panels in which are incorporated granite panels with the Dedication and Roll of Honour inscriptions. On south side denoting "Duty and Defence" is the figure of a soldier in the attitude of doing duty. Plinth chamber is finished with a Balcony projected over diagonal panels. Octagonal column has on front Sword of Victory. Double chain balustrade surrounds the base of Memorial.
Inscription
IN HONOURED/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ RENFREW/ WHO SACRIFICED/ THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR EVER/ (NAMES)/IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ (NAMES).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abraham, T A
Abraham, W G
Anderson, H
Bain, W M
Baird, G
Barbour, T
Bates, J
Bethune, M J
Bowie, A
Boyd, A
See details for all 157 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 160
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 160
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 107
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 107
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 7620 mm
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Renfrewshire Council
Responsibility
Renfrewshire Council

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