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War Memorial - Freuchie, Fife
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 14.864 W 003° 09.488
30V E 490200 N 6233663
Quick Description: Celtic cross-style memorial of grey granite, in the centre of the Fife village of Freuchie.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/14/2019 10:37:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM10J9Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 3

Long Description:
Freuchie is a village in the centre of the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. Its war memorial is situated in the centre of the village on the high street near the parish church, and in front of the Lomond Hills Hotel.

The memorial was unveiled and dedicated on November 13th 1921 and is 23 feet high of grey Creeton granite topped by a celtic cross above a tapering pedestal. Celtic patterns are carved in relief on the face of the cross-head, with the inscription on the shaft reading as follows:

'THEY FELL FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR 1914-1919 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE'

A bronze tablet is set into the base of the pedestal containing 26 names. A further 5 names from World War II are inscribed on the shaft above.

The memorial is set within a pebbled area surrounded by a chain fence.

The names and units served on the tablet are as follows:

Alex. Anderson - Gordons

Wm. J. Anderson - Seaforths

Robert Birrel - Black Watch

Peter Brown - Royal Scots

Robert Brown - Royal Scots Fus.

David Campbell - R.A.S.C.

Thos. Collier - Scots Guards

Robert Dall - Black Watch

Thomas Dall - K.O.S.B.

William Dick - K.O.S.B.

John Hall - Black Watch

And. Hargreaves - Black Watch

Peter Inglis - Scots Guards

Robert D. Jack - Black Watch

John Livingstone - A.&S.H.

Wm. C. Mair - H.M.S. Amphion

Peter Mathew - A.&S.H.

John Morgan - K.O.S.B.

Thomas Morton - Gordons

W. M. McNaughton - K.O.S.B.

Robert Paton - K.O.S.B.

William Simpson - Seaforths

James Thomson - Seaforths

John Watt - Can. A.M.C.

David L. Watt - Black Watch

Wm. L. Wilson - K.O.S.B.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 11/13/1921

Private or Public Monument?: Other

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Public subscription

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Freuchie War Memorial
Lomond Road
Freuchie, Fife Scotland
KY15 7EL


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