The memorial commemorates the residents of Kinross who were killed in the Great War (First World War) World War I - 1914 to 1918, World War II (Second World War) - 1939 to 1945 and Sarawak (Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation. (Borneo.)) 1965.
Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, A.R.S.A, Edinburgh and built by Messrs Neil McLeod & Sons, Edinburgh. The memorial was unveiled on 1st Jan 1921 by the Dean of Faculty, Mr A. H. B. Constable, K.C.