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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Cunninghame
Town
Largs
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Kellock Brown RAC (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 September 1921
    Attended by: Mr T Cuthbert Steeart of Blackhouse Largs, General A Hunter- Weston DSO MP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 Sepember 1947
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 September 1921
    Attended by: Rev Robert Oswald, Minister of the local Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9758
Current location

Bath Street / promenade
Largs
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA30 8BL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 20090 59179
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Highland soldier flanked by sailor and colonial soldier, both kneeling. Darker stone pedestal with plaques listing names. Square walkway surrounds memorial, with three steps leading up to it. Contemporary image attached showing the memorial surrounded by railings (now lost)
Inscription
Upper tablet (and upper names) IN PROUD AND/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF LARGS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH/ NO MAN THAN THIS Lower tablet (and lower names) ALSO OF THEIR BROTHERS/ OF A NEW GENERATION/ WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aird, Alex S
Alexander, George
Allan, Dan.
Allan, W N S
Anderson, William
Baillie, Dan.
Baldie, James P
Baldie, John B
Barnett, Henry B
Begg, John H
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 85
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 85
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 7050 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £2300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
North Ayrshire Council
Reference

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