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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
96963

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Current location

Newhills Kirkyard
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB21 9SS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 87205 09496
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An upright memorial made of grey granite in three parts, the base plinth has rough sides with a further plinth on top with the name of Gillespie engraved in large lettering, the upper section of the memorial has rough sides and embossed lettering on the surface, the upper part of the memorial has a shouldered top and below this is an engraved Celtic style design which is interlocked.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF / ALEXANDER GILLESPIE / DIED 13th OCT. 1938 / AGED 59 YEARS, / HIS DAUGHTER / ELEANOR MARGARET, / DIED IN INFANCY, / HIS SON LAWRENCE, / PILOT OFFICER R.A.F. / KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / 26th SEPT. 1943 AGED 23 YEARS / AND HIS WIFE / MARGARET HENDERSON / DIED 18th JAN. 1952 / AGED 74 YEARS / ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER / RUBY GILLESPIE / DIED 17th OCT. 1992 / AGED 76 YEARS / DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF / EMLYN GEORGE WILLIAMS / DIED 22nd OCT. 2000 / AGED 85 YEARS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gillespie, Lawrence
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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