Kinghorn war memorial in Fife featuring a soldier and sailor group. There were occasional disputes over the featuring of specific servicemen on war memorials. The war on the western front was primarily an infantry and artillery war and the prevalence of soldiers on war memorials is therefore understandable. However some objected that this ignored the dead of the other services and occasionally memorials, especially in coastal towns, featured a group of servicemen to include the sailor.
At Kinghorn the combination of soldier and sailor allowed Carrick to adopt a pyramidal composition. Other figurative groups featuring soldiers and sailors can be seen in the war memorials at Largs and Portsoy.