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Crookston War Memorial

Crookston War Memorial in Background at Crookston School where it was first Erected - Photo by Alister y Hadden taken on 25.07.1946

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Address:
Inveresk Churchyard
Musselburgh EH21 7UA
Scotland
Reference:
138467
Type:
Freestanding
Status:
Moved from original site
Location:
External
Setting:
Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description:
Composite
Materials:
Sandstone
Lettering:
Inscribed on a plaque
Conflict:
  • First World War (1914-1918)

About the memorial

Description of Monument
The Monument which was the work of a local man Mr. Carrick is composed of red stone. The Design is of a simple nature, but nevertheless it is a beautiful piece of work. It stands close on six feet high and at the top are two reversed rifles with a wreath of laurels are engraved.
In the Centre is the panel bearing the names and regiments of those who were killed while above is the inscription (Crookston War Memorial) and below (1914-1919)

Crookston War Memorial is situated inside gates of Inveresk Churchyard EH21 7UA
Crookston War Memorial was first erected at Crookston School first opened in 1902 which was a rural school between Wallyford & Whitecraig and it has the names of the 61 soldiers that were killed in action from Wallyford, Whitecraig (Deantown) & Smeaton which were all small villages in Midlothian. The Crookston War Memorial was unveiled on Saturday the 13th of September 1919 by Colonel Sir John A Hope (The Memorial when unveiled was in front of Crookston Public School,Inveresk) then moved to Inveresk Churchyard when Crookston School closed in 1958 by local councillor Mr Jimmy Grant.
My dads brothers name is on the the Memorial Stone
J Hadden RS Pte 908 killed in action F & F 16/5/14 (son of John & Alison Hadden who resided at 43 Forthview Wallyford) and he had been lost from the family for 95 years due to the wrong spelling of his name in Le Touret Military Cemetery _Richenbourgh-L'Avoue France as it was in the role of Honour book at the Scottish National War memorial at Edinburgh Castle and after research and help from Craig Stathem local history officer East Lothian Council and Lieutenant Colonel
I Shepherd Secretary to the Trustees at The Scottish national War Memorial along with Jim McLeod & Bunty (Hadden) McNeill The CWGC had the spelling of James Hadden changed at Le Touret and in the role of Honour Book at the Scottish National War memorial at Edinburgh Castle in April 2011


Condition level: Good
Comments: Following a CMRF grant offer conservation and repair works were undertaken at the memorial. For more information please visit www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=1037
Condition level: Fair
Comments: Restoration work has been carried out on the Crookston War Memorial with 5 new stone indents installed, along with removal of weeds and moss and cleaned up Also the surrounding area has been a total upgrade with new red stone chips added around the stone
Condition level: Poor
Comments: Based on photos from early 2013
Comments: The Crookston War Memorial was Rededicated on Monday 4th of August 2014 by the Rev John Ostler of St Clements Church Wallyford, Guests at the Rededication Ceremony was Mrs.Allana Hughes War Memorials Trust Conservation Officer for Scotland,East Lothian MP Fiona O'Donnell, Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie & Ludovic Broun Lindsay who lay the Floral Tribute to the fallen at the Crookston War Memorial Stone the ceremony was well attended by people from the Community and by those that had family connections on the Crookston Memorial Stone and local councillors
Comments: The Crookston War Memorial has had restoration work carried out on it in April/May 2014 with funding provided by The War Memorials Trust (administered by Mrs Allana Hughes Conservation Officer for Scotland) along with funding from East Lothian Councils (Civic Pride Fund) to prevent it from further deterioration and preserve it for future generations,(Lest we Forget) also great appreciation to the ground staff at Inveresk Cemetery for their enhancement works around the perimeter of the Memorial Stone in giving it a much greater appearance and making it a more prominent memorial and fitting Tribute to those soldiers names that are inscribed on the Crookston War Memorial at the entrance gates of Inveresk Cemetery.
Comments: The Crookston War Memorial has had restoration work carried out on it in April/May 2014 with funding provided by The War Memorials Trust (administered by Mrs Allana Hughes Conservation Officer for Scotland) along with funding from East Lothian Councils (Civic Pride Fund) to prevent it from further deterioration and preserve it for future generation,(Lest we Forget) also great appreciation to the ground staff at Inveresk Cemetery for their enhancement works around the perimeter of the Memorial Stone in giving it a much greater appearance and making it a more prominent memorial and fitting Tribute to those soldiers names that are inscribed on the Crookston War Memorial at the entrance gates of Inveresk Cemetery.

The inscription and names field should show what exactly appears on the war memorial. This is designed to be an accurate record in case of theft or damage.

Inscription: Crookston War Memorial 1914-1919 The Names of the 61 Soldiers on The Crookston War Memorial the fell in the FWW from Wallyford Whitecraig & Smeaton all small villages in Midlothian I have put in the photos section at the start of the form and are easily readable from the Plaque that is in St Clements Church Wallyford, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 8AE


Names: The Names of the 61 Soldiers on The Crookston War Memorial the fell in the FWW from Wallyford Deantown (Whitecraig) & Smeaton all small villages in Midlothian I have put in the photos section at the start of the form and are easily readable from the Plaque that is in St Clements Church Wallyford, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 8AE. Also @ http://www.johngraycentre.org/2014/04/22/soldier-found-95-years/ and @ http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/ Crookston War Memorial

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