DEVONVALE MILLS WAR MEMORIAL
2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright Martin Edwards 2023
memorial is to be found by the entrance to Sterling Mills Shopping Outlet
Village in the large car park immediately behind memorial in Moss Road,
Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. It takes the form of a kneeling, weeping,
figure of winged Victory holding sword and wreath positioned on the
top of a central stone on which is listed the inscription; the memorial
itself is aligned in centre of a concave wall bearing name lists with
memorial gates positioned on both sides. The sculptor was Charles D'Orville
Pilkington and the consulting architect was Mr A. Bracewell, Tillicoultry.
The memorial was dedicated by Rev. George Lyall, M.A. and unveiled by
Mr S. A. Platfoot, Devondale House, managing director of Messrs Samuel
Jones & Co. (Devondale) Ltd. 29 May 1949.
Copyright © Russell Edwards 2023
TO THE MEN OF~
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1950882, 991 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17 June
1943. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL,
Surrey. Panel 7. Column 3.
Stanley Frederick Maude
Officer 63809, 21 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died
28 August 1941. Aged 23. Son of Matthew Gunnis, and of Elizabeth
Dorman Gunnis, of Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Died 28 August 1941.
Aged 23. Buried in HOOK OF HOLLAND GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland,
Netherlands. Row F. Collective grave 35. See also Alloa
2986433, 8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland
Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1943. Aged 26. Born and
resident Clackmannanshire. Son of James Stenhouse Hunter and Mary
Hunter, of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB
WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 4. Row G. Grave 10. See also
also Tillicoultry Parish
as MCEWEN on memorial] Leading Aircraftman 972996, 454 (R.A.A.F.)
Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died of acute peritonitis
20 August 1943. Aged 25. Native of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.
Bases at LG 91, Egypt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William McEwan, of Tillicoultry,
Clackmannanshire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY,
Egypt. Plot 5. Row D. Gave 5. See also Tillicoultry
Corporal 2885456, 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Donside), Gordon
Highlanders. Wounded and missing believed Prisoner of War, died
20 February 1945. Born in Clackmannanshire, resident Stirling. Buried
in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row F. Grave 12. See also
Tillicoultry War Memorial
2985373, 7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died
1 August 1943. Aged 24. Son of George Rennie, and of Jessie Rennie
(nee Fyall); husband of Margaret Rennie, of Alva, Clackmannanshire.
Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot III. Row G.
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4 March, 2023