War memorial

Balfron war memorial takes the form of a tall cairn with a very attractive bronze memorial tablet set into the face. The memorial stands on a small island in the main street in front of the kirk.

The signing of the peace treaty was celebrated on throughout the County with pageants, children’s galas, torchlight processions and bonfires.

There is no exact figure for First World War dead from Stirlingshire.

Permanent memorials to the dead were paid for by subscriptions and set up in communities during the first half of the 1920s.

W A Robertson (Architect)
Mr Archibald Dawson (Designer)
Messrs Simpson (Mason)

Site cost: £450

Unveiled : 29 Jan 1922, attended by the Duke of Montrose

WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adam Hugh Fleming Highland Light Infantry
Battison George Royal Engineers
Battison Peter Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Battison Tom Seaforth Highlanders
Craig Frank Australians
Craig Guthrie Australians
Edmond James Highland Light Infantry
Fairweather Andrew Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Fyfe James Tait Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Horne David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Horne John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Horne Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
MacDonald Duncan Royal Army Service Corps
MacKinnon Finlay Royal Air Force
McCallum Peter Canadians
McCallum Hugh Gordon Highlanders
McGill James Downs Royal Engineers
McLaggan John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
McLaggan William Royal Army Service Corps
McLaren John Royal Scots Fusiliers
McLean John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
McLean William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Montgomery Archibald Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Montgomery William Scots Guards
Morrison A. Douglas Cameron Highlanders
Paterson William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Shaw James Seaforth Highlanders
Stewart Alexander Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Stewart Robert Royal Army Medical Corps
Stewart William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Taylor Robert F. Royal Army Service Corps
Walker Alexander Highland Light Infantry

WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Hay Alex Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
Gilliland Samuel Royal Air Force
Gourlay Robert Merchant Navy
McFarlane Charles S.A.S.
Miller David Commandos

The Strathendrick Pipe band arrive at the war memorial for the unveiling