Bowerswell House – War Memorials

Bowerswell House Memorial Homes feature a number of war memorials. A memorial window is dedicated to the fallen of Perth from World War 2. An obelisk within the grounds celebrates 50 years of peace, remembering those who lost their lives. The refurbishment of the House and its surroundings in 1991 are remembered in further plaques and there is a framed award by Perth Civic Trust. See also Bowerswell House - Effie Gray.

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Aviva Building War Memorials

At the Pithleavis offices of Aviva there is a series of war memorials for the fallen employees of the various companies which came together to form the General Accident Insurance Company, now part of Aviva. The original Perth Memorial tablet was originally sited on the wall of the present main council offices at 2 High Street, previously Headquarters of the General Accident. The marks are still visible.


Perth Academy War Memorials

The memorial, in the School Assembly hall records the names of former pupils who fell in two world wars. The memorial for the First World War had previously been at the Old Academy in Rose Terrace. This memorial has been replaced by a new plaque donated by Perth Civic Trust. Pupils of Perth Academy have identified everyone on the memorial and made a record of their lives.


Scott Street Soldiers Home

High up on a wall in Scott Street at the entrance to the Scott Street car park are the painted words 'The Soldiers Home'. This building was formerly the Wauchope and Black Watch Memorial Home where thousands of World War One soldiers found a temporary refuge from the discomforts of war. (Duncan J., Perth A City Again, 2012. P280).


Jeanfield Park War Memorial

At the southeast corner of Jeanfield Park near the end of Hawarden Terrace stands this memorial which records the names of 70 soldiers who fell in the First World War. Difficult to believe just how many died from a such a small part of Perth.


Korean War Memorial

In a garden south of High Street and east of New Row is the Korean War Memorial. It contains a series of plaques with details of the fallen and commemorative plaques remembering the veterans of all services.

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