He was buried on May the 27th in Tayport cemetery, and money poured in from all over Scotland to an appeal fund for a memorial marker for him. The headstone was erected on July 5th, 1971 and its inscription reads "Erected in memory of the 'Unknown Bairn', a wee boy aged between two and four years, found on the beach at Tayport, May 23rd 1971. 'Suffer the little children to come unto me.'"
This all happened almost 39 years ago but, although various theories have been put forward as to who he was and how he died, the mystery of who he was and what happened to him has not been solved, and probably never will be now. However flowers and toys are still laid at the grave of the Unknwn Bairn , and each year Tayport Council lays flowers there as a sign that he is not forgotten.