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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
East Lothian
Town
Aberlady
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
89279
Current location

Memorial Park
at the west end of the village
Aberlady
East Lothian
Lothian
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 460 797
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An obelisk which rises to a point on pedestal and base. It was originally erected for the Boer War and re-used for WW1 and WW2
Inscription
Side 1- ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/MEN CONNECTED WITH ABERLADY/WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF/THEIR COUNTRY/IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902/[names] Side 2-IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ABERLADY MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/[names]//ALSO IN GRATEFUL AND LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, J
Bird, James
Bird, T
Brims, W
Charteris, Ivo A
Cunningham, J
Dalgelish, W
Dewar, R J
Duncan, A
Eeles, C
See details for all 27 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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