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' Cenotaph monument on the east side of George Square. Erected in remembrance of the soldiers who died during the First World War, it was designed by Sir J J Burnet in 1922 and is flanked by sculptures of lions by Ernest Gillick. The granite cenotaph is 9.7 metres tall and is described as a truncated obelisk. There is a gilded metal cross in the form of a sword on the face and below it a representation of St Mungo in front of Glasgow's coat of arms. The monument was unveiled in May 1924 by Earl Haig. '