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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Roxburgh
Town
Bowden
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13312
Current location

Bowden Kirk
South out of village towards A699
Bowden
Roxburgh
Borders
TD6 0SY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 55438 30149
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Rectangular plaque set in a moulded surround. Surround has carved and painted panel on left hand side. Four military crests on the corners of the plaque. Painted panel depicts an achievement under two cherubs holding scrolls. Left hand side scroll shows a St Andrews Cross on blue. The right hand scroll shows a laurel wreath in green on red. Military crests are variations of the Black Watch and the Seaforth Highlanders (two of each).
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF TWO BROTHERS/ WILLIAM NOEL LAWSON BOYD LIEUT 2ND BATT THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS BORN AT EDINR/ 26 DECR 1892 HE SERVED WITH HIS REGIMENT IN FRANCE AND IN THE TRENCHES NEAR MESSINES/ KILLED IN ACTION 25TH APRIL 1915 AFTER LEADING WITH DEVOTED GALLANTRY THE MEN OF HIS PLATOON/ TO AN ATTACK ON THE GERMAN TRENCHES AT THE SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES NEAR ST JULIEN/ NIGEL JOHN LAWSON BOYD 2ND LIEUT 1ST BATT ROYAL HIGHLANDERS THE BLACK WATCH/ BORN AT EDINR 14 SEPT 1894 HE WAS IN THE RETREAT FROM MONS AND IN THE BATTLES OF/ THE MARNE AND THE AISNE WOUNDED AT THE AISNE 14 SEPT 1914 AFTER HAVING WITH FINE GALLANTRY/ HELD A POSITION WITH THE MEN OF HIS PLATOON AGAINST OVERPOWERING NUMBERS OF THE ENEMY/ HE DIED IN HOSPITAL AT ROUEN 12 OCTR 1914/ ONLY CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND LAURA BOYD GRANDSONS OF SIR JOHN BOYD OF MAXPOFFLE/ FOR GOD AND KING AND EMPIRE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Boyd, Nigel John Lawson
Boyd, William Noel Lawson
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, place of birth, place of burial, manner of death, age, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 68mm, height 680mm, width 1826mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 492mm, width 139mm
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland Lor B/45/1/1

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