Larkhall War Memorial

The above photograph was captured by Walter Smith, of Larkhall.

The Memorial is dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

This website is an attempt to show the family story behind each man named on the Memorial, and not to see each as just a 'name' only. These men made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in freedom today. Their families suffered because of the loss of a husband/father/brother/uncle/son/cousin.

 

There are also those who were wounded beyond the ability to work. This also caused great hardship for those families.

 

Some men did return with no outward injuries. But we know that they were injured internally.

 

There are other men who served but are not named on the Memorial. They are included in a Section for 'Other Soldiers Found'. These are men who were found during research.

 

I also found Nurses who served and are listed in the Section on Nurses.

The above photograph was captured by Robert Keirs of 

Larkhall on 20th September, 2018.

The above photograph was captured by Lynne McKenzie Lochrie of Larkhall on 6th August, 2018.

The above photograph was captured by Robert Keirs of Larkhall on 20th September, 2018.

The above photograph was captured by Lynne McKenzie Lochrie of Larkhall on 21st September, 2018.

Extract from "The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott, 1810.
"Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Dream of fighting fields no more:
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking."
Extract from "Tam O' Shanter", by Robert Burns, 1790.
"But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed;
Or, like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white... then melts forever."

 

Larkhall War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated at a ceremony on Sunday, 30th October, 1921, at 2.30pm.

Photos of the 'Unveiling and Dedication Programme' of the Ceremony have been kindly donated by Mr Stanyer Burns, of Larkhall.

The above photograph was captured by Jonathan Craig.

Extract from "Ode of Remembrance" - Laurence Binyon, 1914.

 

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them."

This website was built, and is maintained by Tom Lang.

All errors and omissions are mine, and are my responsibility.

Location

Glenview Public Park,

Hamilton Road,

Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland

ML9 1DB

The above photos were captured by Walter Smith at the 2016 Remembrance Ceremony.

The above winter snow photos were captured by Walter Smith.

This photo was captured by Lynne McKenzie Lochrie of Larkhall.

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