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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Lothian
Town
Torpichen
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
89289
Current location

Torpichen Churchyard
Bowyett Road
Torpichen
West Lothian
Lothian
EH48 4LZ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 96872 72495
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Lancet headed stone tablet with decorative edging left, right and top carved in Celtic knot style, with an angel holding a wreath in the top centre inset (?metal?) oval flanked with 2 thistles carved in the stone. The main inscription and names inset between the decorated sides, with the final inscription separately right across the bottom.
Inscription
ERECTED/TO THE GLORY OF THE MEMORY OF./THESE WHO FROM THIS DISTRICT/FELL IN DEFENCE OF/HUMAN LIBERTY AND RIGHT/IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR 1914-1918/[names in 2 columns]/THEIR BODIES REST ELSEWHERE IN PEACE/AND THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, James
Aitken, John
Aitken, Peter
Aitken, Robert
Barrowman, Thomas
Baxter, William T
Black, Alexander
Bowman, Andrew
Brown, John
Campbell, King A D
See details for all 50 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank THEN regiment THEN surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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