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Current location

outside the Library
Shieldmuir Street
Craigneuk
Shieldmuir
Motherwell
Strathclyde
ML2 7TJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 77490 55662
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A tall rustic tapering obelisk surmounted by a small cross, on a rustic base with a stone dedication tablet and a base. Locally it is known as a Cenotaph. Historically there were no names. In 2011 a wall was added behind with 3 names tablets for WW1, and 3 for WW2, the third of which also has casualties for Suez and Northern Ireland.
Inscription
Original Tablet- IN/EVER/GLORIOUS REMEMBRANCE/OF/THE MEN OF/CRAIGNEUK AND DISTRICT/WHO FELL IN/THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918//ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION Tablet 2-"THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR/LIVES DEAR UNTO THEM" Tablet 3-"GREATER LOVE HATH/NO MAN THAN THIS" Names Tablet 1-[WW1 names] Names Tablet 2-[WW2 names] Names Tablet 3-THE FALLEN OF CRAIGNEUK/1914-1918/[names] Names Tablet 4-THE FALLEN OF CRAIGNEUK/1939-1945/[names] Names Tablet 5-[WW2 names] Names Tablet 6- [Column 1]- [WW2 Royal Navy names] [Column 2]- [WW2 names]/EGYPT 1952/[name] [Column 3]- NORTHERN IRELAND/1969-1998/[names] [at the base of the tablet]- Greater Love Has No Man Than To Lay Down His/Life For His Friends (John 15:13)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, John
Alexander, William
Anderson, Hugh
Andrews, William
Banks, Francis
Barratt, Andrew
Beck, Thomas
Belcher, Thomas
Belcher, William
Bell, Alexander
See details for all 246 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 163
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 163
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 79
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 79
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment/surname
    Order of information: regiment/service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename, service, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=229&mforum=warmemscot
  • The "Craigneuk War Memorial Group" have received £30,000 to add name panels to the towns war memorial www.wishawpress.co.uk/wishaw-news/local-wishaw-news/wishaw-news/2010/09/22/craigneuk-war-memorial-group-gets-30-000-76495-27314065/ From article..."CRAIGNEUK War Memorial Group have been presented with a cheque for £30,000 – which will now go towards upgrading the cenotaph. The cash came from the Environmental Key Fund and Wishaw councillor John Pentland handed over the cheque to volunteers. Situated outside Craigneuk Library, the cenotaph does not have the names of the fallen, but Craigneuk War Memorial Group have tracked down the records of every person from the area who died during the two World Wars and later conflicts. They now hope to add the names to the memorial. A special panel will be reserved for Victoria Cross holder William Clamp who, although born in Motherwell, was educated at Craigneuk Public School. He was killed when he rushed a machine-gun post in October 1917 at Poelcapelle in Belgium, capturing 20 prisoners before being cut down by a sniper. Patricia Tait, secretary of Craigneuk War Memorial Group, said: “The £30,000 we received from the Environmental Key Fund will make a vital contribution in helping us to pay tribute to the fallen from the World Wars. “The memorial is a real focal point for the local community and allows people to pay their respects. We’ve had lots of great feedback on our plans. Lots of children have been saying to us that they will be able to find their great-granddad’s name inscribed on the cenotaph. “The fallen from the Berryhill district will also be added to the memorial panels and if anyone has a family member who died in the wars we would like them to get in touch. “We are very impressed with the Environmental Key Fund and they have given us lots of help and support. I would certainly encourage all community groups which need support to submit their application today.” The £30,000 which the group received came from the Environmental Key Fund’s main grants programme and will also be used to add new seats and landscape the memorial garden."

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