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Latitude: 56.0151 / 56°0'54"N
Longitude: -3.6107 / 3°36'38"W
OS Eastings: 299680
OS Northings: 681409
OS Grid: NS996814
Mapcode National: GBR 1R.T4SB
Mapcode Global: WH5R2.H2TL
Plus Code: 9C8R298Q+2P
Entry Name: War Memorial, Stewart Avenue, Bo'Ness
Listing Name: Stewart Avenue, War Memorial
Listing Date: 31 March 2004
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397328
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49724
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness
Traditional County: West Lothian
Galt and Barr, 1924. 2-stage obelisk WWI memorial with WWII memorial plaques. Large polished Portland stone ashlar blocks. Stepped 1st stage plinth with vertical panel to SE incised 'TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1914 1918' breaking into 2nd stage and surmounted by bronze wreath incorporating Bo'ness coat of arms; NE elevation incised with 'SALONICA / PALESTINE / MESOPOTAMIA / EGYPT / AFRICA' surmounting inserted WWII bronze panel with roll-of-honour; NW elevation with bronze panel bearing roll-of-honour and 'SALUTE THE MEMORY OF THESE THY SONS WHO FOUGHT & LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR', this breaking into 2nd stage and surmounted by bronze wreath incorporating armorial panel below sword/cross; SW elevation worded 'FRANCE / BELGIUM / RUSSIA / ITALY / GALLIPOLI' WWII panel as above. Battered 2nd stage with carved frieze and pyramidal cap.
In form, is similar to memorials by Commonwealth War Graves Commission, notably the combination of white stone and bronze.
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