Auchencairn War Memorial

Auchencairn War Memorial

The Memorial and its unveiling

Auchencairn War Memorial was designed and built by Messrs William Kirkpatrick Ltd., Manchester. It is made of Aberdeen granite and weighs seven tons. The memorial was erected at Bridgend on land gifted in perpetuity by Mr Walter Ovens of Torr.

The memorial was unveiled before a large attendance on the afternoonof Sunday 22nd August 1920 by Colonel Victor M. Fortune, D.S.O., Black Watch. Mr Andrew Muir, M.M., ex-Corporal, 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Highland Light Infantry, laid a wreath on behalf of the local post of Comrades of the Great War.

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