"Buckhaven's Secret"

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Reference WMO/283643


College Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Metal Plaque with lettering in relief referring to a tragic wartime accident, which presumably was cpvered up at the time, hence the reference to a secret.
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BUCKHAVEN'S SECRET./ This plaque is dedicated to the memory of/Robert Birrell (31), George Irvine (13), George Jensen (15),/ Robert Jensen (14), Joe Kinnear (13), William Kinnear (10),/ John Thomson (12), Henry Walton (14), Henry Wilkie (37),/ and James Wilkie (13).//who died as a result of a tragic accident on Monday /2nd June 1941. The group was collecting scrap/metal for the war effort when a military device/was accidentally detonated at the 'Jawbanes' /They lost their lives and shattered the/heart of the local community.

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