On the 6th of November the Dreghorn War Memorial was unveiled in 1921. The site upon which the war memorial stands was gifted to the people of Dreghorn by Archibald Seton Montgomerie, 16th Earl of Eglinton. It is situated on the west side of “The Mount” at the east end of Main Street and is reached by a short, steep path. On a clear day, those visiting the war memorial are afforded with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and sea.

On Sunday 06 November 1921, the unveiling ceremony began with a service in the old Dreghorn and Springside Parish Church. So many people attended the service that they had to put additional seats in the passageways and when those were occupied, the rest of the attendees had to stand at the rear and the remaining spaces left in the passageways. Even though the church was packed to capacity, many more of Dreghorn’s parishioners had to listen to the service in the church grounds.

The centre of the church was reserved for ex-servicemen and the relatives of the fallen. Dreghorn’s ministers, Rev. Mr Jamieson, minister of the parish, Rev. William Kerr, Dreghorn United Free Church, and Rev. Mr MacRobert, minister of the Congregational Church all took part in the service, leading the songs of praise, prayer and reading relevant passages of scripture.

Following the service both those within the church and those waiting in the grounds, walked to ‘The Mount’ led by the Springside Pipe Band and the ex-servicemen for the unveiling ceremony.

The unveiling ceremony began with the singing of the 2nd Paraphrase “O God of Bethel!” After which Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston addressed those gathered for the ceremony. The war memorial was then unveiled by Lady Hunter-Weston. The last post was sounded, followed by a prayer of dedication given by Rev. W. R. Kerr, minister of Dreghorn United Free Church, after which the Springside Pipe Band played “The Flowers of the Forest” while wreaths were laid at the foot of the war memorial. The ceremony was concluded with the hymn “Our God our help in ages past”.

The war memorial which takes the form of an obelisk, is made of granite and inscribed:

“This monument is erected to the glory of God and in memory of our unreturning brave, 1914-19. It contained the names of the 59 Dreghorn men who fell during the First World War.

1. James Andrew

2. Ernest Angelini

3. William Annall

4. Alexander M. Banks

5. William Barrie

6. Alexander Barrie

7. Robert Beattie

8. Francis Bell

9. Hugh Bell

10. Robert Bell

11. George Bowie

12. Thomas Bryden

13. John Calderwood

14. Robert Caldwell

15. George Donaldson

16. James Dunlop

17. William Ferguson

18. Thomas Fraser

19. James Fry

20. James Fulton

21. Peter Fulton

22. James Gibson

23. Robert Gibson

24. David Gourlay

25. James Grant

26. Hugh Haggarty

27. James Hood

28. James Houston

29. Adam Jones

30. Archibald Kenneth

31. Buchan Littlejohn

32. James Lyon

33. Matthew McKenna

34. William McLean

35. William McMillan

36. Thomas Maxwell

37. Thomas Miller

38. Robert Mitchell

39. James Muir

40. John Muir

41. John Haddow Muir

42. Joseph S. Orr

43. John Paterson

44. Thomas Pirrie

45. Thomas Rigg

46. Patrick Ritchie

47. John Dalziel Rollo

48. Hugh Samson

49. Robert Smith

50. Thomas Spence

51. J. Esslemont Steel

52. Robert B. Stewart

53. John Tait

54. James Templeton

55. Joseph Walker

56. Robert Walker

57. Robert G. Watson

58. Francis Watt

59. Andrew C. Wyllie