Shandon War Memorial

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Reference WMO259917

Address:

Blairvadach Sailing and Outdoor Centre

A814

Blairvadach

Helensburgh

Scotland

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Formerly at Shandon Old Free Church, Shore Street, Shandon, Rhu. Red sandstone Celtic cross with 3-stage shaft; ring cross head and pedestal base; Art Nouveau detailing. SW SIDE OF CROSS: shouldered pedestal with bronze plaque with names; inscribed base "Give thanks O Heart for the high souls that point us to the deathleass goals". Bordered shaft with Art Nouveau detailing of tendril- foliage, entwining at arms; lowest stage inscribed "and the leaves of the Tree were for the healing of the nations". Cross head with leaf motif and central boss. NE side of cross blank. (From listing)
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AND THE / LEAVES / OF THE / TREE / WERE FOR / THE HEALING / OF THE / NATIONS THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / (names) / WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE / AND OF / THIRTY SIX MEN FROM THE DISTRICT / WHO TOOK PART IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 AND RETURNED IN SAFETY. GIVE THANKS O HEART FOR THE HIGH SOULS / THAT POINT US TO THE DEATHLESS GOALS WE THE COMMUNITY, PLEDGE OURSELVES / ANEW TO OUR WORK IN SUPPORT OF THE / WARTIME GENERATION. / WE PROMISE TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO / HELP WHERE THERE IS NEED, AND TO ENSURE / THAT THEY MAY ENJOY THE YEARS THAT LIE / AHEAD IN COMFORT, DIGNITY AND / CONTENTMENT. / THIS WE PROMISE AS A LASTING TOKEN OF / OUR APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE. / MAY 1995 TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN / REMEMBRANCE OF THE YOUNG MEN / OF SHANDON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (names) / THE PEOPLE BLESSED ALL THE MEN / THAT WILLINGLY OFFERED THEMSELVES / NEH. 11 2

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