“They Were a Wall Unto Us” – Tillicoultry War Memorial

Tillicoultry War Memorial is a grey granite pedestal with the figure of a kneeling female holding a wreath.

It lies in a separate area in Tillicoultry Cemetery by the A 91 road on the east of the town.

The WW2 memorial is a memorial garden with the names of the fallen on individual “headstones” (to right.)

Tillicoultry War Memorial Reverse

An information board mentions among others Bessie Sim Hunter, whose grave lies in the attached cemetery, a Great War casualty at Inverness Naval Station but not listed on the Memorial (which is dedicated to “The Men of Tillicoultry.”)

They Were a Wall Unto Us

The Great War Memmorial is inscribed, “In ever grateful and proud remembrance of the men of Tillicoultry who died in the service of their King and country in the Great War. ‘They were a wall unto us both by night and day.’ 1914 – 1919”

WW2 Garden of Remembrance is to left:-

Great War Dedication, Tillicoultry War Memorial

East aspect. Great War names:-

East Aspect, Tillicoultry War Memorial, Great War Names

South Aspect, Great War names. WW2 Garden of Remembrance behind:-

Tillicoultry War Memorial, South Aspect and Garden of Remembrance

North Aspect. Great War names:-

North Aspect, Tillicoultry War Memorial 7

WW2 Remembrance Garden western arc:-

Tillicoultry Word War 2 Memorial Stones

Central arc. The stone incorporated into the boundary railings is inscribed. “World War 1939 – 1945 Garden of Remembrance.”

World War 2 Memorial Stones, Tillicoultry

Eastern arc:-

World War 2 Tillicoultry War Memorial Stones

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