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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
East Lothian
Town
Athelstaneford
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 September 1920
    Attended by: Sir David Kinloch, Bart. of Gilmerton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
89311
Current location

just inside the Churxhyard gates
Main Street
Athelstaneford
East Lothian
Lothian
EH39 5BE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 52390 77345
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A freestanding roofed stone of remembrance with separate bronze plaques for WW1 and WW2.
Inscription
WW1 Plaque-IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ATHELSTANEFORD MEN/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/THE GREAT WAR 1914-918/[names]/THEIR NAME LIVETH/FOR EVERMORE WW2 Plaque-AND OF THOSE WHO FELL/IN THE WAR 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barrie, William
Bell, Thomas
Bertram, John
Binnie, Alexander
Blair, David
Brown, John
Campbell, David
Combe, William
Dempster, John
Dempster, William
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2092&sid=b51c8db96e5e80db999737f2ca3fc202&mforum=warmemscot
  • The Scotsman 28 September 1920 WAR MEMORIALS ATHELSTANEFORD.— This memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday last by Sir David Kinloch, Bart. of Gilmerton, after a service in the church, which was conducted by the Rev. T. O. Duncan. There was a large attendance. The memorial is built of light grey stone quarried at Rattlebags, Dirleton, and is of beautiful and chase design. It stands just inside the churchyard gate on rising ground, and has several over-arching trees as a picturesque background. The names of twenty-five men who made the supreme sacrifice are inscibed on a central panel.

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