Shotts War Memorial

WM name reference IWM86820

Current Location:

Outside the Public Library Benhar Road Shotts Motherwell Strathclyde ML7 5EN


Obelisk on a pedestal and 3 stage base. The Dedication and WW1 names are on tablets on each of the 4 faces of the pedestal, WW2 and later names are on tablets on the top step. Canmore and local sources agree that the memorial was previously at NS 87052 59659 in a then public park and was moved in 1981


World War 1


Face 1- "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"//IN/GLORIOUS MEMORY/OF/THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/AND SECOND WORLD WAE/1939-1945/[WW1 names]//WW2 names Aitchison to Gunn] Face 2-[WW1 names A to Gallagher]//[WW2 names Haddow to McMillan] Face 3- [WW1 names Galloway to Murray]/[WW2 names McVey to Swan] Face 4- [WW1 names McPake to Ward]/[WW2 names Traynor to Wynne and Korean War names]

Surname First Name Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
Weir Thomas 11-11-1914 Shotts War Memorial View

Further information:

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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.