NS4763 : Memorial to Daniel M Duncan

taken 6 years ago, near to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Memorial to Daniel M Duncan
Memorial to Daniel M Duncan
The memorial is on the northern side of the Broadwalk, the avenue that runs along the summit of the hill on which Woodside Cemetery is laid out (NS4663 : Woodside Cemetery: the Broadwalk); for further context, it can be also seen in a view of NS4764 : Paisley Crematorium.

"Erected by James Duncan in proud and loving memory of his son Daniel M Duncan, Second Lieutenant, King's Own Scottish Borderers, killed in action at Sequehart, France, Second October 1918, after four years of strenuous service: Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, France."

"And also his beloved wife Agnes Fulton, who died 3rd December 1918, aged 61 years."

"His son Robert who died in infancy."

"Also his beloved wife Jeanie Purdon Grant, who died 27th January 1927."

Later generations of the family are also commemorated on the stone.

As the inscription reveals, Daniel M Duncan died when the war was almost at an end, and his grief-stricken mother (Agnes Duncan née Fulton) died only two months later. This family tragedy is alluded to by Joseph Whitehead's sculpture NS4763 : Mother & Son, which crowns the memorial.
Woodside Cemetery
Paisley's Woodside Cemetery was formed in 1845 by the Paisley Cemetery Company Limited, who still own and operate it. The grounds were laid out under the direction of Mr Stewart Murray. The first burial took place on the 29th of August 1845. Woodside Crematorium (officially opened on 28 October 1938 by Lord Salveson) is located within the grounds, as are two distinct martyrs' monuments – LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link – and Martyrs' Parish Church: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Sculptor (from Tags)
Joseph Whitehead 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4700 6399 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.6869N 4:26.7107W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4700 6398
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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