Dedicated to the memory of the 177 individuals who gave their lives in the First & Second World Wars and are commemorated on the town war memorial in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland.

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  • THE FALLEN 1914 - 1918

    The 113 dead of The Great War commemorated on the Prestwick War Memorial

  • THE FALLEN 1939 - 1945

    The 64 dead of World War Two commemorated on the Prestwick war Memorial


    Unveiled in 1921 and bearing the names of  177 sons and daughters of Prestwick who gave their lives in the Great War of 1914 – 1918 and the Second World War of 1939 – 1945.

    The war memorial was designed by the architect James A. Morris (1857 – 1942) - pictured above -  who is generally regarded as the best architect to have worked in the County of Ayrshire. He designed many buildings in the local area including a number in Prestwick such as the Unionist Buildings, or Town Hall,  (1898) and The South Church (18882-1884) which was his first church commission.

    Morris was also celebrated as a driving force behind the successful effort to save the Auld Brig in Ayr from demolition in the first decade of the 20th Century.

    The war memorial commissions, including that at Prestwick, carried out after the Great War by Morris, were particularly poignant for Morris as his own son ,George, was killed in the conflict whilst serving with the Royal Flying Corps.


    The Prestwick war medal was commisioned by Prestwick Town Council and awarded to all members of the armed forces from Prestwick who served in The Great War.
    Although not clear how many were produced, there would not have been an enormous number presented and consequently they are now quite rare and sought after by collectors of Great War memorabilia and medals.

The Memorial

The war memorial around 1970

The war memorial in 1934

The war memorial and cross in  1950

The war memorial and Cross 1965

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