Slamannan War Memorial

Location

At the junction of the roads to Avonbridge, Limerigg and Airdrie, set against a background of trees.

Description

A platform of concrete rises in four tiers or steps with a red sandstone pedestal an each corner supporting crouching lions. In the centre is a polished pink granite column with the inscription "This monument was erected by the inhabitants of Slamannan, Limerigg and district in grateful memory of the men who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, 1914-1919". It is placed on a square base bearing the names of the fallen on each side, the whole surmounted by a hexagonal collar and an urn supporting a cross of gilded bronze. The collar carries the words "Their names liveth for ever more" Repaired and restored in 1949, and the names of the dead from the Second World War added.

Unveiled by Mrs Mitchell on Sunday 9 October 1921 and dedicated by Reverend Allan Reid. Second World War plaque unveiled by Major George Wilson on Sunday 9 October 1949; rededication ceremony performed by Reverend Alexander Cameron.

Names of the Fallen

First World War: 52 men

John Aitken, Martin Aitken, Andrew Allen, Harry Baxter, William Baxter, John Bell, David Black, Robert Blair, Henry Brodie, John Brown, Robert Buchanan, James Calder, Patrick Cairney, Malcolm J Campbell, Wm Dickson, Robert Dunlop, Abraham Erskine, Joseph Finlay, John Fyfe, James Gray, Peter Gentleman, John Hamilton, Thomas Hunter, James A Johnston, Charles Laing, George Love, John Lundie, Archibald Mackie, Charles Mason, John A Meek, William B Nimmo, John Murphy, Thomas McAllister, George McCracken, Robert McKay, James F McKean, John McKean, Andrew McLaughlin, Norman McLeod, David McMurdo, Alex McComb, David A Purves, Thomas E Richards, David Rintoul, James Russell, William Y Stevenson, Alex Stevenson, J R Stronach, Wm Smith, James Tripney, Jack Waugh, Wm Wright, Andrew Wyseman.

Second World War: 11 men

Robert Aitken, William S Allan, Edward H Barker, John Black, James Johnstone, David M McN Miller, David Leith, Michael McAndrew, James Robertson, Archibald G Stevenson, James G S West.

Gulf War

Gulf War: Garry Lennox.

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Last updated: 25 July 2014 at 16:14