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Missing item from Alloa War Memorial

 
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Ruthie



Joined: 26 Oct 2011
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Location: Alloa

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Missing item from Alloa War Memorial Reply with quote

While looking for something not related to the Alloa War Memorial i came across a description of it from the local newspaper about when it was first unveiled, remembering that once upon a time someone had been asking what was missing from the soliders hand i thought i would let anyone who was still interested know. From Alloa Advertiser and Alloa Journal.

" The bronze figure leans forward, graceful and gentle, one tender hand protectively stretched over the crouching figures below, engaged in the desperate business of war - four soldiers in fighting order, one ahead of the others, cutting a barbed-wire entanglement, one with arm strained to throw a bomb, and two riflemen with fixed bayonets, ready to attack. For the central feature, there is a figure symbolising Alloa, carrying a shield bearing the Burgh coat of arms and wearing a mural crown, the idea is: The Thoughts of the Town following her sons in battle

It was unveiled on September 28 1924 by Earl Haig.
In 1951 Sunday November 11 to be exact 2 more panels were added, which were unveiled by Provost William Brown, the first holding 55 names the second held 70.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was me that was curious.

Here's Davids image which would be of the figure in the process of throwing a bomb (grenade), the two riflemen are on the opposite side.



Thanks for that description.

Derek.
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Ruthie



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your welcome, glad i could help. Smile
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