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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Perth
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13321
Current location

Railway Station
Leonard Street
Perth
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH2 8RT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 11301 23086
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze Plaque
Inscription
TO/ THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF/ THE PERTH GENERAL/ STATION JOINT STAFF/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Campbell, James
Cargill, Daniel
Drysdale, Robert
Finlayson, Harry
Finlayson, William
Gibson, John
Mcaulay, Robert
Mcpherson, John
Smith, David
Smith, John
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SCOTRAIL
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1429&mforum=warmemscot
  • PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 19.01.1921 PERTH STATION MEMORIAL IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY ON SATURDAY In memory of the eleven men belonging to the Perth General Station Joint Committee staff who lost their lives in the Great War, a bronze plaque mounted on a marble foundation, which has been erected immediately above the drinking fountain on the main platform was unveiled by the Duke of Atholl on Saturday. Below the dedicatory inscription:- ‘To the immortal memory of the Perth General Joint Staff who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1919’ appear the following names- SGT. JAMES CAMPBELL, H.L.I.; PTE. DANIEL CARGILL, B.W.; PTE. ROBERT DRYSDALE, A. AND S. H.; PTE. HARRY FINLAYSON, B.W.; PTE. WILLIAM FINLAYSON, B.W.; PTE. JOHN GIBSON, B.W.; PTE. ROBERT MCAULAY, H.L.I.; SGT. JOHN M’PHERSON, B.W.; PTE. DAVID SMITH, SEAFORTHS; PTE. JOHN SMITH, B.W.; PTE. ALEXANDER WILSON, SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS. All railway traffic had been brought to a standstill during the time of the ceremony, and there was a large crowd present. A guard of honour of the Joint Staff ex-servicemen, under ex-Sergeant J. Connon, D.C.M., formed a hollow square facing the memorial. Mr. A. F. Pullar, Durn, Chairman of the Joint Station Staff Committee, presided, and introducing the Duke of Atholl, said that as a member of the Joint Committee he had been asked to represent them and make arrangements for the memorial tablet which had been erected by them to record the names of those of the Joint Staff who gave their lives in the Great War. The memorial did not contain the names of all the Perth railway men who fell, but only those belonging to the Joint Staff. The names of those belonging to the three owner companies had been, or would be, inscribed on the memorials at the committee’s headquarters. The committee considered they ought to place such a memorial in Perth Station, and they hoped it would be the means of reminding all who passed that way of the great sacrifice made by the men whose names were inscribed on the tablet. He hoped that their senior director, Lord Breadalbane, who had had a much longer railway connection with Perth than himself, would have been present, but owing to his state of health he was unable to be there that day. They would, he was sure, join with him in wishing him a speedy recovery, and they hoped to see him about the station again as often as ever. Before asking His Grace, the Duke of Atholl, Lord Lieutenant of the County, to unveil the tablet, he would asked to be allowed to express his own personal sympathy with all the relations and friends of those to whose memory they were met there to do honour. Had it not been for them, their comrades, and very many of them, none of them would be living in their present freedom, peace, and comfort. The Duke then formally unveiled the plaque. Thereafter the Rev. P. A. Gordon Clark, Perth, offered up a prayer of dedication, the ceremony being closed with the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ by two buglers from the barracks. A large number of wreaths were placed on the memorial be relatives of the fallen. One being from the Joint Station Committee. Before leaving the Duke inspected the guard of honour.

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