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Cameronian War Memorial, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Cameronian War Memorial, Kelvingrove, Glasgow Reply with quote

An outstanding memorial in Glasgow's West End.

OS Ref:NS 566 664





















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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one makes it safely into my top ten favourites.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, Adam. Some outstanding photos!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roxy

Thanks for the kind comments. I must admit I am very happy with these myself. I think it has a lot to do with it being a cracking sunny Sunday morning when I took the photos and also the fact I wasn't rushing to take the them before I had to go somewhere else which is usually the case.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial was unveiled on 9th August 1924 by Earl Haig and present at the ceremony was Mr. Thomas Collins who joined the regiment in 1874, and a Mr. Hay VC.
an article appreared in the Glasgow Bulletin newspaper on the 7th August which states:
"The central figure is a sergeant in the act of advancing 'over the top' symbolising Victory, on the left is a lifeless body of a young officer symbolising sacrifice and on the right a Lewis gunner (this was probably written from notes provided by Philip Lindsay Clark)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Cameronians Memorial Inscription Reply with quote

This is what I recorded for the UKNIWM

Inscriptions on front face of plinth

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF ALL RANKS
THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES) WHO,
TO UPHOLD LIBERTY AND JUSTICE IN THE WORLD,
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN TWO WORLD WARS
1914 ~ 1918 AND 1939 ~ 1945


Inscription on step below front face of plinth

THE 6/7TH BATTALION CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
WAS DISBANDED ON THE 31ST MARCH 1967
AND THE 1ST REGULAR BATALLION ON THE 14TH MAY 1968
THUS ENDING THE REGIMENTS LONG MILITARY ASSOCIATION
WITH THE CITYOF GLASGOW


Inscription on lower step below front face of plinth


THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
THE LORD PROVOST OF GLASGOW
THE RT HON JOHN JOHNSTON


Inscription on side of plinth by dead soldier

BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I
WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE


Inscription on side of plinth by machine gunner

O VALIENT HEART, WHO TO YOUR GLORY CAME
THROUGH DUST OF CONFLICT AND THRO’ BATTLE FLAME
TRANQUIL YOU LIE, YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED
YOUR MMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED.


Inscription of Battle Honours on rear face of Plinth. Honours in four columns with two columns on either side of a central badge.

Left columns

1914 – 1918

MONS MARNE
1914, 1918
SOMME NEUVE CHAPELLE
1916, 1918
LOOS YPRES
1917,1918
HINDENBURG LINE MACEDONIA
1915, 1918
GALLIPOLI PALESTINE
1915 – 1916 1917 – 1918


Right Columns

1939 – 1945
ODON SCHELDT

RHINELAND RHINE

NORTH WEST EUROPE SICILY
1940, 1944 – 1945 1943
ANZIO ITALY
1943 – 1944
CHINDITS BURMA
1944 1942, 1944


Statue is located outside Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove Park, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow

Map Refn NS 565665

The memorial is in the form of a low stone plinth on a base of four low steps with a three figure brass sculpture on top. The base is some 6 by 4m and height of steps and plinth is under 2m. The sculpture is probably a further 2m high as, although the figures are greater than lifesize, the figure of the Sergeant is in a crouching run.
This bronze memorial was unveiled in August 1924 to commemorate members of the Cameronians who fell in the First World War. In 1947 the inscription was include a commemoration of those who died in the Second World War, and in 1968 a tablet was added to mark the disbandment of the regiment.
The sculpture depicts a sergeant "advancing over the top", symbolising Victory. On his right is the dead body of a young officer, symbolising Sacrifice. A Lewis gunner covers the advancing troops with gunfire and, in the words of the artist, shows the "determination to succeed... for which our men were so remarkable".
The memorial has the signature P LINDSAY CLARK on the base of the statue group at the side of the machine gunner, and at the rear of the statue group M. MANENTI FOUNDRY.

The memorial lies in the grounds of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, towards the river Kelvin and Dumbarton Road, from The Art Gallery. The memorial is surrounded on three sides by a low hedge and on the side open to the public, there is a low metal railing.

Links
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSE01363

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/HeritageTrails/KelvingrovePark/kelvingroveparkheritagetrail14.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial has recently been cleaned and restored and now looks even more impressive.













I think this say M Maneti Foundry. Does that make sense to anyone?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Manenti (note spelling) foundry was in Chelsea I believe.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to an old copy of the regimental magazine of the Cameronians 'The Covenanter', the model for the striking main figure of the sergeant on this memorial was a Piper in the regiment called Jimmy Sanderson.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More about Pipe Major Jimmy Sanderson B.E.M. can be found here:

http://www.cameronians.org/museum/soldier-of-the-month_Sanderson.html

Many thanks to Barrie Duncan for sending me the link.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got to see it at last. It really is a spectacular memorial.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: unveiling report Reply with quote

A detailed report on the memorials unveiling and background.





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