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Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock War Memorial

Period:
20th Century
Description:
The imposing structure of Kilmarnock's War Memorial takes the form of a Grecian temple. Inside there is a figure cast in bronze, ‘The Victor’, who’s head is bowed in silent contemplation of the cost of war. The memorial has nearly nine hundred names inscribed in it, a staggering number as the population of the town during the Great War was only 38,000. During the first world war around 12% of UK soldiers were killed; in Scotland it was nearer 25% as Scottish regiments were often sent ‘over the top’ in the first wave. The monument also commemorates those who fell in the Second World War.
Digital Number:
EAMO004a
Creation Date:
1927
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council