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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Cunninghame
Town
Kilbirnie, Holmhead
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
James Houston, A.R.I.B.A
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 October 1922
    Attended by: Major General Sir Charles Mathew, K.C...M.G., C.B., D.S.O -Local dignatories/Glergy
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9675
Current location

Off main thoroughfare at Newhouse
Public Park
Kilbirnie
Holmhead
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA25 6BS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 31452 53800
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Neo-Greek memorial gate with four bronze plaques. Two plaques on each side of gate and two on each extension on side of gate. Names of WW1 and WW2 dead in raised black lettering on either side of the gate. Wreaths have been carved on each side. Atop gates are two carved stone torches.
Inscription
1914 PRO PATRIA MORTUI 1919/ (names on plaques)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, James
Adams, Francis
Allan, Marshall
Allwell, Alfred
Anderson, James
Anderson, Robt.
Andrews, Robert
Baird, Matthew
Baird, Wm.
Bannon, Patrick
See details for all 213 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 158
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 158
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initial, service.
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials,
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: depth 1500 mm, height c8500 mm, width c8500 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
Photo from unveiling shows glass torches atop gate, probably with real lights, which have since been replaced by carved stone torches. Condition: Fair - needs good clean along with plaques
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
North Ayrshire Council
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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