Blackburn (West Lothian) War Memorial

WM name reference IWM53689


Current Location:

East Main Street Blackburn West Lothian Lothian EH47 7QT


Description:

Cross in the form of an elaborate sword hilt, rising from a sloping stepped base in which the two name panels are inset.


Campaign:

World War 1


World War 2

Inscription:

(Left plaque): 1914 - 1919/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF BLACKBURN WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE (Right plaque): 1939 - 45/ (Names)/ ADEN 1964/ (Name)/ OSNABROOK 1977/ (Name)/ CHELSEA 1978/ (Name) (On step): IN REMEMBRANCE


Surname First Name Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
Wallace Gardiner 9-10-1917 Blackburn War Memorial View
Forrest David 20-2-1944 Blackburn War Memorial View
Minto David -10-1974 Blackburn War Memorial View

Further information:

Find more information about a specific soldier visit findmypast. The Scots Guards are delighted that their Enlistment Books from 1840 to 1938 are now available at:

If you have information on a specific memorial please send it on to the Historical Committee. The Memorial information required is:

  • Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
  • The country, nearest town/city or other details of location.
  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
  • For bigger sites a copy of any advertising information or leaflets would be useful.

Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton


As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.