WM name reference IWM13358
Elevated sea front site Stair Park Henrietta Street Girvan Kyle And Carrick Strathclyde KA26 9AN
The memorial consists of a large freestanding granite obelisk surmounted on a square pedestal which features four larger carved scrolls surmounted by carved ball finials. The commemoration inscription and names of the fallen are on two cast bronze plaques which are set into either side of the pedestal. The obelisk is surrounded by a low level sandstone wall and steps accessing the monument on either side. The monument stands on a raised mound in the centre of the park. There are nidentified crests on each plaque, on either side of main inscriptions above lists of names. Theatres of conflict are listed in black lead lettering on the shaft. There were formerly railings on the low sandstone wall and stairway surrounding the site. The Scott & Rae daybook identifies that the memorial was erected in September 1922.
World War 1
World War 2
On the Shaft- EAST FACE: MAUBEUGE/1918/CAMBRAI /FLANDERS 1917/ARRAS SOUTH FACE: PALESTINE/SALONICA/MESOPOTAMIA/GALLIPOLI/AFRICA WEST FACE: ZEEBRUGGE/JUTLAND/FALKLAND/CORONEL/HELIGOLAND NORTH FACE: SOMME/LOOS/YPRES/MARNE/MONS THE TRIBUTE OF/ THE PEOPLE OF/ GIRVAN TO THOSE/ OF HER SONS WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY'S RIGHTEOUS/ CAUSE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES) THE TRIBUTE OF/ THE PEOPLE OF/ GIRVAN TO THOSE/ OF HER SONS WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY'S RIGHTEOUS/ CAUSE IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
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- 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.