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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Organ or organ part
District
Nithsdale
Town
Dumfries
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44305

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Current location

St Michaels and South Parish Church
Corner of Brooms Road (A756) and St. Michael Street (B725)
Dumfries
Nithsdale
Dumfries And Galloway
DG1 2PY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 97455 75671
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Previous locations
  • South and Townhead Church
    Dumfries
    Nithsdale
    Dumfries And Galloway
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Church of Scotland
  • Townhead Church
    junction of Lovers Walk & Academy Place
    Dumfries
    Nithsdale
    Dumfries And Galloway
    DG1 1BZ
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NX 97341 76516
    Denomination: Church of Scotland
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Description
Dismantled organ case forming a large board with convex pediment. Gold painted inscription with tracery design carved in relief above WW1 names with quatrefoil below. Wreath carved in relief on top and Left and Right sides of the board. Bosses placed equidistantly throughout the board. Section at the foot with WW2 names and tracery design carved above with lancet shapes below. .
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN/ OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ (NAMES)/ 1914 1919/ ALSO IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THIER LIVES IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR. (NAMES) 1939 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, George
Anderson, Peter
Beattie, James
Beattie, Llewellyn R
Black, Adam
Black, Alexander
Brinkworth, Fred
Brinkworth, William
Brown, John A
Brunton, Alexander
See details for all 36 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 55MM, height 2093MM, width 1938MM
    Materials: Wood
  • Organ or Organ part
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
This originally formed a memorial organ case in Townhead Church. The pediment was positioned behind and above the pulpit. The 1914 panel was positioned on the right side, immediately next to the minister, and the left hand panel of names beyond that. On the left side the 1919 and names were similarly arranged. The two panels for WW2 were positioned beside the steps at each side going up to the pulpit. The embossed decoration adorned various places around the organ case. The organ casing remained unaltered in the South Church building when the South Church was joined with Townhead Church to become South and Townhead Church. This memorial was moved to St Michaels after South and Townhead Church closed clate 1990s and reconstructed into its current format.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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