Alloa War Memorial
WM name reference IWM2084
At the corner of Church Street and Bedford Place. Bedford Place Alloa Clackmannan Central FK10 1HH
A figure of St Margaret, crowned and robed, standing above a group of three soldiers carved as if half buried in mud, which is on a pedestal, and a rectangular base, situated in a memorial garden. There is a wall behind the memorial that has a recess containing 8 inset name panels for WW1 and 2 for WW2. One of the soldiers has an empty hand which clearly once had something in- this is the original description: " The bronze figure leans forward, graceful and gentle, one tender hand protectively stretched over the crouching figures below, engaged in the desperate business of war - four soldiers in fighting order, one ahead of the others, cutting a barbed-wire entanglement, one with arm strained to throw a bomb, and two riflemen with fixed bayonets, ready to attack. For the central feature, there is a figure symbolising Alloa, carrying a shield bearing the Burgh coat of arms and wearing a mural crown, the idea is: The Thoughts of the Town following her sons in battle
World War 1
World War 2
On the front face of the column which supports the sculpture: PRO PATRIA/ TO/ THE IMMORTAL HONOUR/ AND/ IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF ALLOA/ WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ AND THOSE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF/ 1939 - 1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE [the reverse face records the unveiling, the sculptor and the architect and finishes with]- A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/CONTAINING THE NAMES/OF THE FALLEN/IS KEPT ON VIEW/AT THE BURGH LIBRARY In the Stonework above each of 4 pairs of WW1 Plaques: 1914-1918 In the Stonework above each of 2 WW2 Plaques: 1939-1945 WW1 Plaque 1-ROYAL NAVY/[names]/DRAGOON GDS/[name]/LOTHIANS & BORDER HORSE/[name]/FIFE & FORFAR YEO./[name]/SCOTTISH HORSE/[name]/ROYAL HORSE ARTY./[name]/ROYAL FIELD ARTY./[names]/ROYAL GARRISON ARTY./[names]/HON. ARTY COY./[name]/ROYAL ENGINEERS/[names]/GRENADIER GDS./[name]/SCOTS GDS./[names]/IRISH GDS./[name] WW1 Plaque 2-ROYAL SCOTS/[names]/NORTH'D FUS./[name]/R. WARWICKS REGT./[names]/ROYAL FUS./[name]/KING'S L'POOL REGT/[names]/E. YORKS REGT./[names]/LANCASHIRE FUS./[names]/ROYAL SCOTS FUS./[names]/SOUTH WALES BORDRS./[name]/KINGS OWN SCOT BORDRS.[names] WW1 Plaque 3-[K.O.S.B. continued]/[names]/CAMERONIANS (S.R.)/[names]/ROYAL INNIS FUS./[name]/D OF WELL. W. RIDING REGT./[names]/SOUTH STAFF. REGT./[name]/BLACK WATCH (R.H.)/[names]/SHERWOOD FORESTERS/[names]/R.W. KENT REGT./[name]/KINGS OWN YORKS L.I./[names]/N. STAFF. REGT./[names]/DURHAM LIGHT INF.[name] WW1 Plaque 4-HIGHLAND LIGHT INF./[names]/SEAFORTH HIGHRS./[names]/GORDON HIGHRS./[names] WW1 Plaque 5-GORDON HIGHRS./[name]/K.O. CAMERON HIGHRS/[names]/CONNAUGHT RANGERS/[name]/ARG. & SUTH'D HIGHRS./[names] WW1 Plaque 6-ARG. & SUTH'D HIGHRS./[names] WW1 Plaque 7-ARG. & SUTH'D HIGHRS./[names]/RIFLE BRIGADE/[name]/M.G. CORPS/[names]/TANK CORPS/[names]/LONDON P.O. RIFLES/[name]/ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS/[names]/ROYAL ARMY ORDN. CORPS/[names]/QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S/IMP. MIL. NURSING SERVICE[name] WW1 Plaque 8-OVERSEAS FORCES/AUSTRALIA/FIELD ARTY./[name]/INFANTRY/[names]/CANADA/INFANTRY/[names]/WINNIPEG GRENADIERS/[name]/PRINCESS PAT'S /[name]/HIGHLANDERS/[name]/CAMERONS/[name]/ROYAL HIGHLANDERS/[name]/M.G. COY./[name]/M.G. SQUADRON/[name]/ARMY MED. CORPS/[name]/NEW ZEALAND/CANTERBURY INFANTRY/[names]/OTAGO REGT./[name]/SOUTH AFRICA/INFANTRY/[names]/KIMBERLEY RIFLES/[name]//ROYAL AIR FORCE[names]/ WW2 Plaque 1-ARG. & SUTH'D HIGHRS/[names]/SCOTS GDS./[names]/BLACK WATCH/[names]/GORDON HIGHRS/[name]/CAMERONIANS/[names]/SEAFORTH HIGHRS/[name]/ROYAL SCOTS/[names]/ROYAL SCOTS FUS/[name]/KINGS OWN SCOT. BORDRS/[name]/DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/[names]/EAST SURREY REGT/[name]/LONDON SCOTTISH/[names]/ARMY AIR CORPS/[name]/ANTI-AIRCRAFT CORPS/[name]/1ST PARACHUTE REGT./[name]/PIONEER CORPS/[name]/LT. ANTI-AIRCRAFT /R.A)./[name]/ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS/[name]/ROYAL CORPS OF SIGS.[name] WW2 Plaque 2-ROYAL NAVY/[names]/FLEET AIR ARM/[names]/ROYAL ARTILLERY/[names]/ROYAL AIR FORCE/[names]/MERCHANT NAVY/[names]/ESSEX REGT./[name]/K.O.Y.L.I./[name]/ROYAL ARMY MED. CORPS/[name]/ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS/[name]/ROYAL ARMY ORDN.CORPS/[name]/NURSING SERVICE/[name]/CIVILIAN CASUALTY/[name]
|Surname||First Name||Date of Death||Name of Memorial(s)|
|Allan||Alexander||25-9-1916||Alloa War Memorial||View|
|Park||Alexander||30-7-1917||Alloa War Memorial||View|
|Renwick||James||3-12-1916||Alloa War Memorial||View|
|Watt||William||28-10-1914||Alloa War Memorial||View|
|Dunn||Donald||24-9-1944||Alloa War Memorial||View|
|Erskine||Alastair||22-4-1945||Alloa War Memorial||View|
|McCallum||Christopher||25-4-1944||Alloa War Memorial||View|
|Smith||Robert||17-4-1945||Alloa War Memorial||View|
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