Dunning War Memorial - Perth & Kinross, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 18.752 W 003° 35.117
30V E 463792 N 6241018
Quick Description: War memorial in the Perthshire village of Dunning, featuring a wheel cross on a tapering stem above a rough stoned cairn.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/17/2022 6:42:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM16QF0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:

The village of Dunning lies seven miles south-west of the Scottish city of Perth at the foot of the Ochil Hills on the southern edge of Strathearn. The war memorial commemorating the 36 men lost during WWI lies east of the centre of the village on the B934 Perth Road and was unveiled on July 31st 1920.

The memorial was designed by Mr D.A. Stewart of Perth and built by Messrs Beveridge & Son. It is a wheel cross on a tapering stem with Celtic knotwork, set on a rough stone cairn-like plinth, sitting on a four-stepped octagonal base. The main west facing tablet reads as follows:

'ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF DUNNING AND DISTRICT IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR'

Tablets on the remains three sides give the names, ranks, units and dates of death


Pte. George McLee - Sts.Gds. 23.Apr 1915
Pte William Swan - B.W. 25.Sep 1915
Pte. Alexander Cameron - B.W. 10.Oct 1915
Pte. James Winton - Sts.Gds. 30.Mar 1916
Pte. John Dougall - S.R. 20.July 1916
L/Cpl. John H. Brown - B.W. 23.July 1916
Pte. Duncan McLaurin - B.W. 5.Sep 1916
Pte. George M. Fraser - Lon.Scth. 19.Sep 1916
Pte. Duncan Ferguson - B.W. 15.Nov 1916
Pte. William Duncan - Sts.Gds. 13.Dec 1916
Pte. David Reid - H.L.I. 18.Jan 1917
Pte George Auchterlonie - B.W. 9.Apr 1917
2nd Lt. Thomas D. Wilson - A.&S.H. 23.Apr 1917
Pte. Charles Wilson - C.Hrs. 16.May 1917
2nd Lt. William Donaldson - R.S. 5.June 1917
Pte. James Gardiner - Sts.Gds. 31.July 1917
Pte. Donald McLaurin - B.W. 11.Aug 1917
Spr. William Crosbie - R.E. 22.Aug 1917
Pte. Walter Boag - S.Horse 26.Sept 1917
Pte. Daniel Dewar - A.&S.H. 25.Oct 1917
Pte. George Howie - B.W. 6.Nov 1917
2nd Lt. Ian D. Campbell - R.F.G. 30.Nov 1917
Pte. Robert Hepburn - H.L.I. 2.Dec 1917
Pte. Duncan Barbour - B.W. 21.Mar 1918
Capt. John W. Lawson M.C. - M.C.C. 24.Mar 1918
2nd Lt. David Martin - Ox.&Bk. L.I. 25.Mar 1918
Pte. Walter Orr - 5th Dgns. 25.Mar 1918
Cpl. John Wallace - S.R. 25.Mar 1918
Pte. Alexander Campbell - Sts.Gds. 24.May 1918
L/Cpl. Philip Hawdon - A.&S.H. 21.June 1918
L/Cpl. William L. Crowe - Aus.I.F. 6.July 1918
Cpl. David Simon - B.W. 19.July 1918
Pte. Robert W. Bett - B.W. 30.July 1918
L/Cpl. Alexander Winton - Lon.Scth. 21.Aug 1918
L/Cpl. Andrew Y. Fraser - A.&S.H. 5.Sep 1918
Pte. James Y. Whytock - Can.C.Bge. 9.Dec 1918

Further rounded tablets were added above for the 13 names from WWII.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 7/31/1920

Private or Public Monument?: Other

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

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Physical Address of Monument:
Dunning War Memorial
Chalmers Street, Perth Road
Dunning, Perth & Kinross Scotland
PH2 0RS


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