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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Midlothian
Town
Polton
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
89312
Current location

the west side of the bridge
north side of the road
Polton Road
Polton
Midlothian
Lothian
EH18 1HY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 28832 64840
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Small cross surmounting a tall column which is on a pedestal and two round bases. The memorial is in a semi circular area enclosed by a gated metal fence, with a gravel service. There are two bronze plaques- 1 for each war- on the 6 o'clock face of the pedestal.
Inscription
WW1 Plaque-IN GRATEFUL AND/REVERENT MEMORY/OF/THE MEN OF POLTON/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR/[names]/ WW2 Plaque-[names]/1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Annadale, Francis W
Brown, Joseph
Davidson, Francis
Garry, John
Hastie, A
Jardine, Thos.
Johnston, Chas. S
Macdonald, Alexander
Macdonald, George
Michael, G
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, regiment
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • 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=176&sid=b51c8db96e5e80db999737f2ca3fc202&mforum=warmemscot
  • The Scotsman 10 November 2012- A BRONZE plaque stolen from the Polton village war memorial was replaced in time for tomorrow’s Armistice service thanks to efforts of Midlothian Council staff and a local masonry firm. The plate, engraved with the names of local soldiers who died in the Second World War, went missing around a month ago and is thought to have been stolen for its scrap value. With the theft reported to the police, the council’s land services team used photographs of the missing plaque to quickly design a replacement with the correct fonts, lettering and names. The metal replacement plaque was then fired before being later set in the Polton village memorial free of charge by Forth Stone, a local firm based in Dalhousie Business Park. Forth Stone also strengthened the memorial as a whole.

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